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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 aug·men·ta·tion /ˌɔgmənˈteʃən, ˌmɛn-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 aug·men·ta·tion /ˌɔgmənˈteʃən, ˌmɛn-/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Aug·men·ta·tion n.
 1. The act or process of augmenting, or making larger, by addition, expansion, or dilation; increase.
 2. The state of being augmented; enlargement.
 3. The thing added by way of enlargement.
 4. Her. A additional charge to a coat of arms, given as a mark of honor.
 5. Med. The stage of a disease in which the symptoms go on increasing.
 6. Mus. In counterpoint and fugue, a repetition of the subject in tones of twice the original length.
 Augmentation court Eng. Hist., a court erected by Stat. 27 Hen. VIII., to augment the revenues of the crown by the suppression of monasteries. It was long ago dissolved.
 Syn: -- Increase; enlargement; growth; extension; accession; addition.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the amount by which something increases
      2: the statement of a theme in notes of greater duration
         (usually twice the length of the original) [ant: diminution]
      3: the act of augmenting