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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.

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LOCSU's research shows a total of 46 new local enhanced services have been negotiated and implemented over the past 12 months, and, with more in the pipeline, the year-on-year cumulative effect is encouraging.
"Advances in PC technology are giving users even better tools to increase their personal productivity at work, and this Enhanced Experience certification lets customers know that our Think PCs are optimized for business," he observed.
Mark Joannes, a senior consultant at Watson Wyatt, said: "There are currently eight enhanced annuity providers in the UK with at least three more new entrants expected in 2008.
says to replace the enhanced breech at 25,000 rounds.
Sample reports by both task forces, available at www.ebr360.org/ContentPage.aspx?ContentPageId=8, show potential approaches to enhanced business reporting and demonstrate the benefits for stakeholders.
The researchers analyzed data on 213 women who received the enhanced intervention and 214 in the basic intervention group.
The extra cost, when compared to lower-function unmanaged devices should be easy as you explain the rewards of increased functionality, enhanced security, and remote management capabilities that, in turn, make network administration even easier for the IT manager and staff.
An enhanced tailgating experience, including new tailgating zones.
(2002) recently suggested that the mechanism for arsenic-induced cardiovascular disease is the increased susceptibility of platelets to aggregate, resulting in enhanced arterial thrombosis.
As well as simplifying set-up and operation of devices such as temperature controllers, the NS5-TFT also provides enhanced data logging capabilities, enabling you to monitor, log and store the temperatures of 32 directly connected temperature controllers every 10 seconds for more than two months.
For example, mental clarity or emotional self-awareness were major elements of flow for some individuals; whereas, an enhanced sense of connection with other musicians was more prominent for others.
coli bacteria with enhanced viability at low temperatures, methods for producing improved bacterial strains capable of enhanced viability at low temperatures, and the isolation and use of genetic material capable of enhancing the viability of bacteria at low temperatures.