[en-hans, -hahns] /ɛnˈhæns, -ˈhɑns/
verb (used with object), enhanced, enhancing.
to raise to a higher degree; intensify; magnify:
The candelight enhanced her beauty.
to raise the value or price of:
Rarity enhances the worth of old coins.
(transitive) to intensify or increase in quality, value, power, etc; improve; augment
1570s, from enhance + -ment.
late 13c., anhaunsen “to raise, make higher,” from Anglo-French enhauncer, probably from Old French enhaucier “make greater, make higher or louder; fatten, foster; raise in esteem,” from Vulgar Latin *inaltiare, from Late Latin inaltare “raise, exalt,” from altare “make high,” from altus “high” (see old).
Meaning “raise in station, wealth, or fame” attested in English from c.1300. The -h- in Old French supposedly from influence of Frankish *hoh “high.” Related: Enhanced; enhancing.
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!”.
[en-han-ser, -hahn-] /ɛnˈhæn sər, -ˈhɑn-/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. Genetics. a gene or gene fragment that activates other genes.
[en-hahr-mon-ik] /ˌɛn hɑrˈmɒn ɪk/ adjective, Music. 1. having the same pitch in the tempered scale but written in different notation, as G sharp and A flat. /ˌɛnhɑːˈmɒnɪk/ adjective (music) 1. denoting or relating to a small difference in pitch between two notes such as A flat and G sharp: not present in instruments of equal […]
- Enharmonic modulation
noun 1. (music) a change of key achieved by regarding a note in one key as an equivalent note in another. Thus E flat in the key of A flat could be regarded as D sharp in the key of B major
[en-hahr-tn] /ɛnˈhɑr tn/ verb (used with object) 1. to .