Aug`men*ta"tion (?), n. [LL. augmentatio: cf. F. augmentation.]
The act or process of augmenting, or making larger, by addition, expansion, or dilation; increase.
The state of being augmented; enlargement.
The thing added by way of enlargement.
A additional charge to a coat of arms, given as a mark of honor.
The stage of a disease in which the symptoms go on increasing.
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 to revenues of the crown by the suppression of monasteries. It was long ago dissolved.
Syn. -- Increase; enlargement; growth; extension; accession; addition.
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