American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having the ability or tendency to augment.
- adj. Grammar Indicating an increase in the size, force, or intensity of the meaning of an adjacent word, as up does in eat up.
- n. Grammar An augmentative word.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the quality or power of augmenting.
- In grammar, expressing augmentation or increase in the force of the idea conveyed: applied both to words and to affixes which effect this.
- n. A word formed to express increased intensity of the idea conveyed by it, or an affix which serves this purpose.
- n. Also augmentive.
- adj. Growing, enlarging, increasing.
- n. grammar Expressing large size, intensity, or seniority, e.g. Italian -issimo or -one
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having the quality or power of augmenting; expressing augmentation.
- n. (Gram.) A word which expresses with augmented force the idea or the properties of the term from which it is derived. Opposed to
- adj. increasing or having the power to increase especially in size or amount or degree
- adj. intensifying by augmentation and enhancement
“The term augmentative refers to the process of augmenting existing speech abilities, while the term alternative refers to the process of providing a substitute for speech .”
“A second disk of dough goes on top and is pressed in place to make a single large raviolo (ravioli is the plural), or, to be more exact, a raviolone (the last syllable, an Italian "augmentative," implies bigness beyond the normal) with a raw yolk inside.”
“Prentke Romich Company (PRC), the leading manufacturer of alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) devices for individuals with speech disabilities, has launched AAC Language Lab, a comprehensive new web resource for speech professionals, teachers, and parents who support the AAC community.”
“Add the Prologue2Go application – communication software for the iPhone, iPod touch and now the iPad – for $189. 99USD and you have an augmentative communication device, which does more than communicate, for a fraction of the cost.”
“Millburn would have offered physical and occupational therapy, including augmentative technology.”
“The Bridge School opened its doors in 1987 thanks to funds raised at the previous year's inaugural Bridge School Benefit Concert. 22 years later, the school is a recognized leader in augmentative and alternative communication.”
“The Bridge School is an educational program, designed to help children with severe speech and physical impairments, to communicate, using augmentative and alternative means of communication, (AAC) and assistive technology (AT) applications.”
“Dr. Annalu Waller, a computer scientist and expert in augmentative and alternative communication, is also Scotland's first disabled woman Episcopalian priest.”
“For example, he is recognizing a few written words now and he is using an augmentative device to make requests.”
“It is only positive feedback that is augmentative and can go out of control.”
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