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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enhancement  \En*hance"ment\,  n. 
  The  act  of  increasing,  or  state  of  being  increased; 
  augmentation;  aggravation;  as  the  enhancement  of  value, 
  price,  enjoyments,  crime. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enhancement 
  n  :  an  improvement  that  makes  something  more  agreeable  [syn:  {sweetening}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  enhancement  n.  Common  {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 
  the  bug  itself  to  be  a  feature. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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!}". 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1998-04-04) 
 
 




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