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noun Digital Technology.

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

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Origin of augmented reality

First recorded in 1980–85; patterned after virtual reality Unabridged
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for augmented reality

augmented reality


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

Word Origin for augmented reality

C20: based on virtual reality

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