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enhancement

[en′hans·mənt]
(computer science)
A substantial increase in the capabilities of hardware or software.
(electronics)
An increase in the density of charged carriers in a particular region of a semiconductor.

enhancement

(1)
A change to a product which is intended to make it better in some way, e.g. new functions, faster, or occasionally more compatible with other systems. Enhancements to hardware components, especially integrated circuits often mean they are smaller and less demanding of resources. Sadly, this is almost never true of software enhancements.

enhancement

(2)
Marketroid-speak for a bug fix. This abuse of language is a popular and time-tested way to turn incompetence into increased revenue. A hacker being ironic would instead call the fix a feature, or perhaps save some effort by declaring "That's not a bug, that's a feature!".

enhancement

Any improvement made to a software package or hardware device. Sometimes enhancements are really bug fixes in disguise.
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Other controls include Fine Detail Enhancement, which extracts fine detail in low resolution or compressed video images, and Edge Enhancement, which sharpen edges without adding ringing or halos to the image.
Both pre- and postprocessing influence the final appearance by dictating the edge enhancement, gray-scale latitude, window-level settings, and harmonized contrast.
Enhancements fall into the following categories: video enhancement, edge enhancement, improved X-ray penetration, improved resolution, and inorganic stripping.
Silicon Image (NASDAQ:SIMG), a leading provider of wireless and wired HD connectivity solutions, today announced its new family of high-quality cineramIC[TM] video processing IP cores, ranging from scalers and deinterlacers to video enhancement solutions such as noise reduction and edge enhancement.
An Edge Enhancement feature in UHQ eliminates the fuzzy look often appearing on transmitted text, graphics, and illustrations, and its Error Diffusion Method provides more depth and clarity of halftones.
Exiguus H11-A1 is a wafer-level camera solution that provides high-end features like color saturation and correction, edge enhancement and lens shading correction.
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