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augmentation

The difference at a particular time between the topocentric and geocentric semidiameter of a celestial body. See also diurnal libration.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006

augmentation

[‚ȯg·mən′tā·shən]
(astronomy)
The apparent increase in the semidiameter of a celestial body, as observed from the earth, as the body's altitude (angular distance above the horizon) increases, due to the reduced distance from the observer; used principally in reference to the moon.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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My father, however, whose temper was neither tranquil nor cheerful by nature, often unduly vexed himself with thinking of the sacrifices his dear wife had made for him; and troubled his head with revolving endless schemes for the augmentation of his little fortune, for her sake and ours.
It was a great augmentation of my uneasiness to be bereaved, at this eventful crisis, of the inestimable services of Miss Mills.
It is postulated that after enteric augmentations during a 10-year time span, more than 990 cystoscopies would be performed to find one cancer (13).
Le ministre des Transports, Boudjemaa Talai, a assure, hier, que les tarifs des transports terrestres relevant du secteur public resteront inchanges en depit des augmentations des prix du carburant, alors que l'impact de ces hausses dans le transport prive sera [beaucoup moins que] minime [beaucoup plus grand que] grace a des mesures d'allegement de charges.
Direct comparisons between pairs of augmentations (Table 1) showed that efficacy non-significantly favoured: lithium over AEDs; TCAs over lithium; AAPs over buspirone; AEDs over AAPs and buspirone; T3 over lithium, AAPs and buspirone; and CBT over AAPs and buspirone.
Roque said there was a need to clearly define what constituted actual deficit "so as to be able to make valid augmentations as this may be exploited by those responsible for the DAP as their escape mechanism to avoid criminal and administrative liability."
Le secretaire general adjoint de l'UGTT, Abdelkarim Jerad a indique a Mosaique Fm, a l'issue de la derniere seance de negociations sur les augmentations salariales dans le secteur prive que le ministre des Affaires sociales, Ahmed Ammar Youmbai, a propose une augmentation de 6% sur les salaires de base et 10 dinars dans la prime de transport.
Breast augmentations also known as breast lifts are performed in NuBody Concepts state of the art cosmetic surgery centers.
une reunion au niveau de la Direction des transports de la wilaya d'Alger est prevue pour cette semaine afin de debattre des modalites d'application des nouvelles augmentations.

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