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Augmented reality

an enhanced image or environment as viewed on a screen or other display, produced by overlaying computer-generated images, sounds, or other data on a real-world environment.
Abbreviation: AR.
a system or technology used to produce such an enhanced environment:
With augmented reality, you can get relevant extra information about what you are looking at.
Abbreviation: AR.
Contemporary Examples

The ARC4 augmented reality system is finally ready to move from the military to the marketplace.
Augmented Reality System Goes From Military to Market Rose Eveleth May 26, 2014

augmented reality has been a staple of science fiction since the dawn of computing.
Augmented Reality System Goes From Military to Market Rose Eveleth May 26, 2014

The two most prominent examples are Google Glass—the augmented reality glasses project—and the self-driving car.
Nine Juiciest Bits From Google CEO Larry Page’s Fortune Interview Matthew Zeitlin December 11, 2012

“One day, we believe this kind of immersive, augmented reality will become a part of daily life for billions of people,” he said.
Silicon Valley Thinks You’re a Fool Daniel Gross April 1, 2014

an artificial environment created through the combination of real-world and computer-generated data


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