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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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The first phase of the enhancement program involves the infusion of P800 million in fresh capital from the company.
Enhancements are planned to be released in the second half of 2018 and will be introduced quarterly over the following 18 months, delivering meaningful, easy-to-adopt tools that enable financial advisors to benefit from new functionality immediately.
Possible heat enhancement mechanisms are also discussed such as particle migration Brownian motion high effective thermal conductivity and enhanced thermal entry length region
Enhancement therapies are easily justified in those suffering from disabilities, but their use in healthy subjects, with the aim of improving 'normal' functioning, raises ethical issues.
Given the steady presence of bank-provided enhancements in the securitization market, we next study exactly what role enhancements play in banks' securitization process.
In SAP code, there are predefined positions where custom code can be added without any implicit enhancements. However, sometimes there are requirements to set certain default values for a standard field, or to add extra columns in the SAP List Viewer (ALV), which require special enhancements.
"These enhancements have been a key piece of the Obama Administration's efforts to help small businesses drive our nation's economic recovery.
He works his way through a series of possible enhancements: muscle, memory, growth, and reproductive technologies.
DuPont Display Enhancements Inc is part of DuPont (NYSE:DD), a science-based products and services company.
Given that sound decision-making requires not only reliable information, but also the cognitive ability to retain, evaluate, and use this information, one would expect that enhancements of cognition will also promote rational consumer choice.
The company said that the new enhancements, expected to be available in Q3 2009, include the latest software releases of the Nortel's Communication Server (CS) 2000 softswitch (Rel CVM13) and Nortel's Adaptive Application Server SIP software engine (Rel A2E 7.0 SP1).