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aug·ment

 (ôg-mĕnt′)
v. aug·ment·ed, aug·ment·ing, aug·ments
v.tr.
1. To make (something already developed or well under way) greater, as in size, extent, or quantity: Continuing rains augmented the floodwaters. See Synonyms at increase.
2. Linguistics To add an augment to.
v.intr.
To become augmented.
n. (ôg′mĕnt′)
Linguistics The prefixation of a vowel accompanying a past tense, especially of Greek and Sanskrit verbs.

[Middle English augmenten, from Old French augmenter, from Late Latin augmentāre, from Latin augmentum, an increase, from augēre, to increase; see aug- in Indo-European roots.]

aug·ment′a·ble adj.
aug·ment′er n.
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Compared to updatable and augmentable online encyclopedias with cheap subscription costs, or compared to Google books or digital libraries that offer free access to some of the sources referenced in LesMu, the price of this CD-ROM is unreasonably high.
Conversely, if D' is any EDS of T' then, due to Observation 1 (with v = w in T'), D' is uniquely augmentable to an EDS of T.
In contrast to earlier thinking of men as machines and labor power as given, Becket's research revealed that labor power is augmentable and investments in human capital provide increasing returns.