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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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Part 1 (comprising ten chapters) deals with issues about the ethics of human enhancement in general, with Part 2 (comprising seven chapters) focusing on some specific examples of enhancements, including sport-related enhancement, genetic screening, and the selection of children's genes.
31) Once we set off on the project of human enhancement, it is hard to see where we could--or why we should--stop.
Human enhancement enthusiasts sing of a future, or a present, in which human beings have escaped all manner of physical limitation.
However, Mehlman's argument on behalf of human enhancement offers the negative case for their acceptance.
My submission to the Committee was entitled 'Ethical Issues Regarding Human Enhancement Technologies'.
Contributors from a wide scatter of fields look at roots and core themes, somatic and cognitive spheres of human enhancement, core technologies, engines of life: identity and beyond death, enhanced decision making, biopolitics and policy, future trajectories: singularity, and the world's most dangerous idea.
Summing up the possibilities of human enhancement, for example, Reynolds suggests that abilities "like super strength, x-ray vision, underwater breathing, and the like are not so remote.
To the Editor: Last year in this journal we called for "sustained intellectual dialogue" on the implications of anti-aging research that may achieve prolongevity--significant extension of active and healthy average life expectancy and maximum life span ("Biogerontology, 'Anti-aging Medicine,' and the Challenges of Human Enhancement," HCR, July-August 2003).
New to this 8th edition are 29 new readings; new sections on human enhancement and discrimination against men; revised affirmative action, income and wealth, distant people and future generations, and pornography sections.
In order to support this argument, he explores the history and current construction of the understanding of dignity and then applies the insights from that discussion to consideration of the role of dignity in healthcare law; issues of consent, confidentiality, privacy, medical research, and resources; human enhancement and cloning technologies; reproductive choice and the unborn; the end of life; and the use and abuse of body parts.

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