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Increase in value; improvement.

Enhancement is generally used to mean an increase in the market value of property that is the result of an improvement.

The enhancement of a criminal penalty means the increase of punishment, such as by increasing a jail sentence. This type of enhancement might be affected when the criminal's motive is found to be particularly depraved.


(Exaggeration), noun elaboration, embellishment, exaggeration, hyperbole, magnification, overstatement, superlative


(Increase), noun accession, advance, aggrandizement, amelioration, amendment, amplification, augmentation, betterment, boom, deepening, enlargement, enrichment, exaltation, heightening, improvement, intensification, melioration, progress, reform, renewal, revaluation, strengthening
See also: accession, additive, advance, amendment, augmentation, boom, correction, development, enlargement, hyperbole, increase, progress, reform, renewal
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Heller received an annual enhancement fee of approximately 2 percent and 50 percent of excess cash flow and appreciation in residual value.
The RTC received a quick liquidation and maximum bond proceeds; the borrower retained ownership and management of the property and received a substantial reduction in total leverage; and Heller was able to grant an attractively-priced enhancement on institutional quality collateral while providing liquidity to the multi-family market.
SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 will include significant enhancements to the business intelligence "workbench," which has been named the Business Intelligence Development Studio.
We have been very active with Focus Enhancements in the last year, designing our NEC Personal Media Player 'VoToL' with the Focus FS455LF PC-to-TV Converter chip," said Mr.

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