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I have two questions regarding the following context:

"Thankfully, scientists are now much closer to understanding how facial recognition works, with significance for possible future remedies. In the meanwhile, their work is enjoying immediate application in law enforcement."

First: “with” means “which has”. And “which” refers to a whole sentence, so: “The fact that scientists are now much closer to understanding how facial recognition works has significance for possible future remedies.”

Second: I don’t know the meaning of the whole bold part. However, I can guess the meanings of the individual words: Enjoy: Have something as a feature or benefit Application: practical use or the ability to be used for practical purposes Work: their discoveries

Maybe the whole means: "the law enforcement is considering the practical use of their discovery because their achievements have many benefits." :) (I know it is totally wrong)

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    Good question. The first sentence is, I think, ungrammatical; your fix (replace "with" with "which has" makes sense. – Xanne Apr 14 '17 at 2:11
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    "Is enjoying immediate application" means it is already being used. – m69 Apr 14 '17 at 4:08

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