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augmented reality

noun, Digital Technology
1.
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.
2.
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.
Origin
1980-1985
1980-85; patterned after virtual reality
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British Dictionary definitions for augmented reality

augmented reality

noun
1.
an artificial environment created through the combination of real-world and computer-generated data
Word Origin
C20: based on virtual reality
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