augmented reality Word Origin 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
Origin of augmented reality First recorded in 1980–85; patterned after virtual reality British Dictionary definitions for augmented reality augmented reality noun
- an artificial environment created through the combination of real-world and computer-generated data
Word Origin for augmented reality C20: based on virtual reality