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