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Pronunciation:  enh'ansmunt

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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

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.
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