Definitions of augmented reality

Everybody knows the meaning of Augmented Reality more or less . But, how the dictionaries and technology companies define and explain it? For instance, here are few words on the augmented reality definitions.

Google’s own description is : “a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world, thus providing a composite view.”


Cambridge dictionary defines it as : images produced by a computer and used together with a view of the real world says  “ an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device (such as a smartphone camera)”

Urban dictionary refers to it as:  “Augmented reality blurs the line between what’s real and what’s computer-generated.”

Collins dictionary explains it as :   “an artificial environment created through the combination of real-world and computer-generated data.”

Moreover,‘s own definition is:

noun Digital Technology.

Indeed, it is an enhanced image or environment as viewed on a screen or other display. It is 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

Technology sites:

Technology site Lifewire says:

“The word “augment” means to increase, extend, or make better. Augmented reality(AR) can be understood as a form of virtual reality  (VR) where the real world is expanded or enhanced through the use of virtual elements. Usually overlaying those elements on the view of the real world through the use of a visual device.” explains it :

“Finally, Augmented reality, commonly abbreviated “AR,” is computer-generated content overlaid on a real world environment.”

And, speaking about definitions Wikipedia is good with them. Finally, world famous Wikipedia that is used by many but not trusted by scholars define it as:

Piece of a real-world environment where the objects that reside in the real-world are “augmented” by computer-generated perceptual information. It is sometimes across multiple sensory modalities, including visual, auditory, haptic, somatosensory, and olfactory.”



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