a writing system based on an expanded English alphabet, consisting of 43 characters representing different phonemes of spoken English, used for teaching beginners to read.
Abbreviation: I.T.A., i.t.a.
- Augmented sixth
an interval greater than a major sixth by a chromatic half step. any of various chords having this as the characteristic interval.
- Augmented transition network
noun (in certain schools of linguistics) a formalism, usually expressed as a diagram, having the power of a Turing machine, used as the basis of processes transforming sentences into their syntactic representations ATN
a person or thing that augments. Aviation, Rocketry. any auxiliary device, as an afterburner, for additional thrust from the exhaust of a jet or rocket engine. Historical Examples In the sinister chief, a crescent denoted his filiation; underneath was the motto “augmenter.” Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2) John Roby Men have placed Agni […]
to make larger; enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent; increase: His salary is augmented by a small inheritance. Music. to raise (the upper note of an interval or chord) by a half step. to double the note values of (a theme): In the fugue’s development the subject is augmented. Grammar. to add an augment […]