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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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* Fifth, many coaches explain that the competition enhances camaraderie and teamwork among their students.
Since 1989, the Soldier Enhancement Program (now managed for the Army by PEO Soldier and TRADOC [Training and Doctrine Command] System Manager Soldier) has worked to identify and enhance commercial off-the-shelf items that meet specific needs reported by soldiers--uniform redesign, ration improvements, laser eye protection, the desert combat boot, sniper kits, the soldier intercom, protective masks, and stabilized binoculars.
Because arsenite not only interferes with endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation but also enhances smooth muscle-dependent contraction, arsenite treatment could result in overall hypercontraction of blood vessels, leading to a possible increased risk for development of vascular diseases such as hypertension and atherosclerosis (Bohr et al.
Helpful essential oils are those that enhance our personal relationships and our capacity to engage in mutual support: jasmine and sweet marjoram, for example.
The mission of NADSA s to enhance the success of its members through advocacy, education, technical assistance, research and communication services.
AR could enhance investigators' abilities to gather information, follow leads, and visualize large amounts of data.
To enhance the feedback process for both student and instructor, prior to each classroom meeting, a short multiple-choice examination can be completed as a requirement for attending the class.
* HA-containing SHIV VLPs enhance Th1-type cytokine production (interferon-[gamma], interleukin-2, and interleukin-12) in both systemic and mucosal sites;
The analysis of the available research finds positive and significant results: positive in that the camping experience does enhance the self-constructs of youth, and significant in that the result is not due to chance alone.
Each level of interaction further enhances the distributed learning environment.
In Lincoln Savings, the Court provided that an expenditure is capital if it creates or enhances a "separate and distinct asset." In INDOPCO, however, the Court found that the creation of a separate and distinct asset was not a necessary condition for classifying it as a capital expenditure; rather, the taxpayer had to capitalize expenditures that produced a "significant long-term future benefit." Unfortunately, INDOPCO may have done more harm than good, as the broad nature of the long-term future-benefit test only increased uncertainty, reinforcing the need for additional detailed guidance.

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