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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.
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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!".
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enhancement

Any improvement made to a software package or hardware device. Sometimes enhancements are really bug fixes in disguise.
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Focusing on the relative balance between role enhancement and role conflict among married professional women, Tiedje and Wortman (1990) found conflict to have the stronger impact such that women who experienced high role conflict were more depressed and less satisfied as mothers, regardless of perceptions of enhancement.
22 Rizvi, The Military: Role Enhancement and the Political Process in Abbas Rashid, (ed.) Pakistan Perspectives on State and Society, p.
On the other hand,the results also show that in the eyes of MENA employees, companies' HR departments are not doing enough to provide them with the career development opportunities - including promotions, adequate appraisal performance systems, role enhancements, mentoring programs and advanced training seminars - that they need to ensure professional growth.