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Augment

 

auxiliary particle, occurring as a vowel; used in Indo-European languages before verb forms that indicate past action. In the Indo-Iranian, ancient Greek, and Armenian languages the augment is preserved as a past tense prefix (ancient Indian a-patänt, “I fell,” compared with patāmi, “I am falling”; compare the Greek augment є- in the same function).

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Across the whole range of HQ staff cells (A1-A9), augmentors were being thrown in together, often without cadre personnel or identified procedures to follow.
A third derivation in Hugutio, which Dante does not mention, also plays an important part in his thinking: auctor, with a "c," from augeo, "(I) increase," which refers to emperors like Augustus, who are "augmentors" of the imperium.
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The payload may consist of sensors operating over a broad portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, various jammers, and target augmentors; as well as less benign cargoes like high explosives.
When electronic substitutes or electronic augmentors are there, then travel - pleasure travel - will have new competition.