augmented reality

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:
1980–85; patterned after virtual reality

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augmented reality
 
n
an artificial environment created through the combination of real-world and computer-generated data
 
[C20: based on virtual reality]

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