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Meaning of augment

aug•ment

Pronunciation: (v.ôg-ment'n.ôg'ment), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to make larger; enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent; increase: His salary is augmented by a small inheritance.
  2. In the fugue's development the subject is augmented.
    1. to raise (the upper note of an interval or chord) by a half step.
    2. to double the note values of (a theme):In the fugue's development the subject is augmented.
  3. to add an augment to.
  4. to grant an augmentation to (a coat of arms).
—v.i.
  1. to become larger.
—n.
  1. a prefixed vowel or a lengthening of the initial vowel that characterizes certain forms in the nonpresent inflection of verbs in Greek, Sanskrit, Armenian, and Phrygian.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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