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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AUGMENTATION

They fall by reason of an augmentation of the supply or a diminution of the demand.

On the question of the augmentation of the navy he opposed the building of the seventy-fours.

But this is not an answer; it is rather an augmentation of the argument.

Published, after correction and augmentation, from a badly corrected copy, 1598.

If it were as they taught, even then it could be no augmentation of the hopelessness of this life.

Balsams become peloric by the augmentation in the number of spurs.

The augmentation of the duty on imposts met with no opposition.

I do not expect this advantage will be by an augmentation of price.

Sir Charles Lyell admits that the fact of augmentation is proved.

See the Present State of the War, and the necessity of an augmentation.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "act of making greater," from Old French augmentacion "increase," from Late Latin augmentationem (nominative augmentatio), noun of action from past participle stem of augmentare (see augment). Meaning "amount by which something is increased" is from 1520s. Musical sense is from 1590s.

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