Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having the ability or tendency to augment.
  • adjective Grammar Indicating great size, intensity, or power, as the prefix super– does in supermarket.
  • noun An augmentative word or affix.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun A word formed to express increased intensity of the idea conveyed by it, or an affix which serves this purpose.
  • noun Also augmentive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having the quality or power of augmenting; expressing augmentation.
  • noun (Gram.) A word which expresses with augmented force the idea or the properties of the term from which it is derived. Opposed to diminutive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Growing, enlarging, increasing.
  • noun grammar Expressing large size, intensity, or seniority, e.g. Italian -issimo or -one

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective increasing or having the power to increase especially in size or amount or degree
  • adjective intensifying by augmentation and enhancement

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Examples

  • 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 [25].

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Millburn would have offered physical and occupational therapy, including augmentative technology.

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  • Millburn would have offered physical and occupational therapy, including augmentative technology.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Dr. Annalu Waller, a computer scientist and expert in augmentative and alternative communication, is also Scotland's first disabled woman Episcopalian priest.

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  • Dr. Annalu Waller, a computer scientist and expert in augmentative and alternative communication, is also Scotland's first disabled woman Episcopalian priest.

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