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 for augmentation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Augmentation \Aug`men*ta"tion\, n. [LL. augmentatio: cf. F.
     augmentation.]
     1. The act or process of augmenting, or making larger, by
        addition, expansion, or dilation; increase.
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     2. The state of being augmented; enlargement.
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     3. The thing added by way of enlargement.
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     4. (Her.) A additional charge to a coat of arms, given as a
        mark of honor. --Cussans.
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     5. (Med.) The stage of a disease in which the symptoms go on
        increasing. --Dunglison.
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     6. (Mus.) In counterpoint and fugue, a repetition of the
        subject in tones of twice the original length.
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     Augmentation court (Eng. Hist.), a court erected by Stat.
        27 Hen. VIII., to augment the revenues of the crown by the
        suppression of monasteries. It was long ago dissolved.
        --Encyc. Brit.
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     Syn: Increase; enlargement; growth; extension; accession;
          addition.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  augmentation
      n 1: the amount by which something increases
      2: the statement of a theme in notes of greater duration
         (usually twice the length of the original) [ant:
         diminution]
      3: the act of augmenting

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "augmentation":
     accession, accretion, adjunct, annex, attachment, bonus, boot,
     complement, enhancement, enrichment, extra, fixture, increase,
     increment, plus, raise, reinforcement, rise
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  AUGMENTATION, old English law. The name of a court erected by Henry VIII.,
  which was invested with the power of determining suits and controversies
  relating to monasteries and abbey lands.
  
  

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