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Meaning of ENHANCEMENT

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an improvement that makes something more agreeable
 

ENHANCEMENT is a 11 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: sweetening
 
 See Also: improvement

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\En*hance"ment\, n.
The act of increasing, or state of being increased;
augmentation; aggravation; as, the enhancement of value,
price, enjoyments, crime.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

1. A change to a product which is intended to make it better in some way, e.g. new functions, faster, or occasionally more compatible with other systems. Enhancements to hardware components, especially integrated circuits often mean they are smaller and less demanding of resources. Sadly, this is almost never true of software enhancements.

2. marketroid-speak for a bug fix. This abuse of language is a popular and time-tested way to turn incompetence into increased revenue. A hacker being ironic would instead call the fix a feature, or perhaps save some effort by declaring "that's not a bug, that's a feature!".

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Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Altering an object, substance or site for the improvement of a specific value.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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