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augmentative

(og-men′tă-tiv) [L. augmentare, to increase, grow]
Able to enlarge or increase.
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Is it contradictory that the evaluation expressed, even by the same diminutive form, can be positive or negative?
As a matter of fact, linguists have identified the sound-iconism of [i], which is typically found in diminutive forms (as in Italian gattino, Spanish gatito, German Mausi, Scots beastie), as an element that contributes to the emotional colouring of these uses.
Kaltenbach, and their associates designed the Veterans Affairs Colorectal Lesion Interpretation and Diagnosis (VALID) study to test the hypothesis that colonoscopy using a high-definition, narrow-band imaging, dual-focus colonoscope could increase the rate of accurate, high-confidence histology predictions of diminutive polyps.
The endoscopists made accurate, high-confidence endoscopic predictions on 75% of the diminutive polyps they saw using the dual-focus device, compared with 63% when they used the less advanced endoscope, a statistically significant difference.
Despite his diminutive stature, Wally the miniature horse seems not the least bit reluctant to take on his larger pasture mate, Bingo, as the pair owned by Christen Allen of Cottage Grove frolic in the grass just east of town.
But Austin is merely an English diminutive of Augustine, though, in this case, I suspect parents were naming their sons after Augustine of Canterbury, not the bishop of Hippo.
9W processors help enable the Wyse Winterm S class devices deliver more than three times the processing performance of predecessors with lower power usage and cooler operation within a diminutive, fanless form factor.
Shortly afterward, Rose Farley of The Dallas Observer wrote a parody claiming that Cindy Bradley, "a diminutive 6-year-old," had been jailed for "suspicion of making a terroristic threat"--in the form of a book report on Where the wild Things Are.
Best known for his character Bip, a diminutive figure in whiteface, a French sailor shirt, flared pants, and a tattered top hat adorned with a spindly flower, Marceau pioneered a new variant of mime that broke away from the French "classical," or abstract, mime style of Etienne Decroux.
The diminutive Godiva Harrier gradually extended her lead to push team- mate Chris Arch (19-42) into second place, with Claire Yeoman (17-47) moving through into third and giving senior Guy Jackson (13-58) a target to chase as he closed to within a second.
The male bear,estimated to be more than 10ft tall and up to a tonne in weight,came within yards of the diminutive 10-stone jockey and a member of Dunwoody's Polar Team,one of four groups taking part,had to fire four shots over the bear's head before it turned and fled.