• WordNet 3.6
    • adj augmentative intensifying by augmentation and enhancement
    • adj augmentative increasing or having the power to increase especially in size or amount or degree "`up' is an augmentative word in `hurry up'"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Augmentative (Gram) A word which expresses with augmented force the idea or the properties of the term from which it is derived; as, dullard, one very dull. Opposed to diminutive.
    • a Augmentative Having the quality or power of augmenting; expressing augmentation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • augmentative Having the quality or power of augmenting.
    • augmentative In grammar, expressing augmentation or increase in the force of the idea conveyed: applied both to words and to affixes which effect this.
    • n augmentative A word formed to express increased intensity of the idea conveyed by it, or an affix which serves this purpose.
    • n augmentative Also augmentive.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Augmentative having the quality or power of augmenting
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  • Publilius Syrus
    “Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. augmentatif,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. augmentum, increase—augēre, to increase, Gr. auxan-ein.


In literature:

Let the devouring flames augment the horror, While threatening death doth compass them around!
"The Maid of Orleans A Tragedy" by Friedrich Schiller
No circumstance has arisen since your last session which calls for any augmentation of our regular military force.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Edited by James D. Richardson
The college of Augurs augmented from four to nine.
"The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six" by Titus Livius
An extensive and profitable commerce has greatly augmented our revenue.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
These were, moreover, augmented by another circumstance which immediately supervened.
"The Life of Marie de Medicis, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Julia Pardoe
From being a mere breath, the south wind augmented, became positive, insistent.
"Where the Trail Divides" by Will Lillibridge
No augmentation of imposts; 3.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume VI. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
ARAGUAY, an affluent of the Tocantins, in Brazil, which it joins after a course of 1000 m., augmented by subsidiary streams.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Should the Treasury notes continue outstanding as heretofore, that surplus will be considerably augmented.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Tyler" by Compiled by James D. Richardson
They augmented their forces by calling in aids from the neighbouring places.
"History of Rome, Vol III" by Titus Livius
In proportion as he waited, his determination to cast a despair into this woman's life augmented.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
Augmentation and diminution of theme abound, together with the full fugal manner.
"Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies" by Philip H. Goepp
In his defeat, all his terror returned, augmented tenfold.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. II: In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians" by Ambrose Bierce
The darkness of the third night augmented our fears, but the wind was still, and the sea less agitated.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
A word of extensive use, for the principles of adjusting, augmenting, and perfecting the relations between sciences.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
I augmented, by every means possible, his double mistake.
"A Romance of the West Indies" by Eugène Sue
This union had at once improved his character, and augmented his happiness.
"Coelebs In Search of a Wife" by Hannah More
With renewed diligence, he here resumed his labor of beating up recruits and of augmenting his stores.
"Hernando Cortez" by John S. C. Abbott
Ways and means being provided, Governor Dinwiddie augmented the number of troops to be enlisted to three hundred, divided into six companies.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
This capacity is also found to augment in a higher ratio than the augmentation of the heat.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell

In poetry:

But nothing, nothing have I found
But weeping, and alas,
And sorrow, which doth now surround
Me, and augment my cross.
"Of Hell And The Estate of Those Who Perish" by John Bunyan
But these alone are worthless,
They need augmented force
To lead mind toward the fountain
From which it had its source.
"Needs And Powers" by Jared Barhite
We wonder if in the hereafter,
When we range with the Seraphim,
Happiness will be augmented
By the kindly presence of Tim.
"Tim" by Jared Barhite
With augment of imperious tides
On vague, illimitable coasts,
And battle-haze of merging hosts
To which the flare of Vega rides.
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
The chains that darkness on them hangs
Still ratt'ling in their ears,
Creates within them heavy pangs,
And still augments their fears.
"Of Hell And The Estate of Those Who Perish" by John Bunyan
Each grove and field doth a mem'ry yield
Of dear childhood's blissful hours,
And in accents clear, voices I hear
That have now augmented powers.
"The Old Farm" by Jared Barhite

In news:

Microsoft presents augmented reality device.
Nokia today released its City Lens app for Windows Phone, an app that is an augmented reality browser.
Nokia Unveils Augmented Reality 'City Lens' App for Lumia Phones.
Augmented Reality You Can Get Now.
Top 15 Augmented Reality Apps for iPhone and iPad.
Google unveils Project Glass augmented reality eyewear.
Google has revealed details of its research into augmented reality glasses.
Augmented 'Superdrugs' Could Wipe Out Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs.
Augmented reality' comes to the job site.
' Augmented -reality' windshields and the future of driving.
Mercedes showcases a prototype of an augmented reality, gesture-controlled networking system at CES.
Krystal, Starbucks try augmented reality apps.
Restaurant marketers trying to envision the next big thing in advertising may start experimenting more with augmented -reality, or AR, mobile apps.
Free Similar in some ways to the Layar app (see next), Google Goggles is an augmented reality experience that layers additional information from the digital world onto the physical world.
Hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — has been in use to augment well production for decades.

In science:

We set the map d0 : F0 −→ Z to be the augmentation map ε : ZX −→ Z .
Rack and quandle homology
After each mass-transfer episode the binary separation (and orbital period) is augmented significantly (Deloye & Bildsten 2003; Al ´ecyan & Morsink 2004) due to the b inary’s angular momentum redistribution.
A white dwarf-neutron star relativistic binary model for soft gamma-ray repeaters
In overall, a fundamental characteristic of these interacting binaries is that after each mass-transfer episode the binary separation (and orbital period, consequently) is augmented significantly, largely for non-cir cular orbits.
A white dwarf-neutron star relativistic binary model for soft gamma-ray repeaters
Note that in this procedure of generating the partitions of (n +1) from the partitions of n we are not augmenting “1” to the last part but collecting the units present in the partition (of n) +1 into a single number.
Two Simple Ways of Generating the Partitions of (n+1) from the Partitions of n
We propose that a better condition of folding should augment the simple criteria with the requirement that most of the local values of the chirality should be nearly native.
Chirality and Protein Folding
Polarization effects can arise in two main areas: from non-ideal behavior in masks, and from non-normal incidence on mirror coatings. For the latter, current thinking is to try augmenting both ray tracing and wave propagation techniques with physics-based polarization propagation using typical properties of coatings.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
The labelling index i of the eigenenergies is an additional variable of ”motion”, hence the space of indices I augments the space of dynamics of random magnitudes.
Fluctuations of Quantum Statistical Two-Dimensional Systems of Electrons
Statement (ii) and (iii) follow from an augmentation and matching with (31).
Baysian inference via classes of normalized random measures
The first gain term accounts for linking events that leave the node degree unchanged (the added link involves other nodes in the component), while the second gain term represents linking events that augment the node degree by one.
Kinetic Theory of Random Graphs
Then the line graph of this augmented graph, if not again cyclotomic, will be a nonbipartite Salem graph.
Salem numbers, Pisot numbers, Mahler measure and graphs
We introduce also an augmented process that follows the tra jectories of the Hamiltonian flow until the stopping time τδ and becomes a diffusion after t = τδ .
Diffusion in a weakly random Hamiltonian flow
We show that the law of the augmented process is close to the law of a diffusion, see Proposition 3.4, with an explicit error bound.
Diffusion in a weakly random Hamiltonian flow
On the other hand, the fact that τδ → ∞ as δ → 0 shows that with a large probability the augmented process is close to the true process.
Diffusion in a weakly random Hamiltonian flow
The following construction of the augmentation of path measures has been carried out in Section 6.1 of .
Diffusion in a weakly random Hamiltonian flow
The following proposition is of crucial importance for us, as it shows that the law of the augmented process is close to that of the momentum diffusion as δ → 0.
Diffusion in a weakly random Hamiltonian flow