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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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The concept of biomedical enhancement may be defined as follows: 'a deliberate intervention, applying biomedical science, which aims to improve an existing capacity that most or all normal human beings typically have, or to create a new capacity, by acting directly on the body or brain'.
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Two opposing camps can be distinguished: 1) the 'bioconservatists', who, as the name suggests, recommend that we should not tamper with human evolution in this way, and 2) the 'transhumanists', who, again as expected, believe that we should make the most of the artificial adaptations--the editors also isolate a tertium quid camp who espouse something like the idea of a 'golden mean' in terms of allowed enhancements. There are a variety of motivations underlying these views.
DuPont Display Enhancements Inc declared on Thursday that the company has entered into an agreement to license its DuPont Vertak direct bonding display technology for the optical enhancement of a variety of touch panel and other display products.
In this paper, we concentrate mainly on biomedical cognitive enhancements, but many of our remarks apply equally to enhancements that work on non-cognitive capacities, and to non-biomedical means of enhancement.