Etymology
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augmentation (n.)

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 "to increase" (see augment). The meaning "amount by which something is increased" is from 1520s. The musical sense is from 1590s, in fugues (compare augmented).

updated on September 30, 2022

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