Improvement

  • 1 improvement — im‧prove‧ment [ɪmˈpruːvmənt] noun [countable, uncountable] the act or state of getting better: improvement in • Canandaigua Wine Co reported a 70% improvement in net income for the third quarter. • An economist said he was optimistic that… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Improvement — Im*prove ment, n. 1. The act of improving; advancement or growth; promotion in desirable qualities; progress toward what is better; melioration; as, the improvement of the mind, of land, roads, etc. [1913 Webster] I look upon your city as the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 improvement — im·prove·ment n: a usu. permanent addition to or modification of real property that enhances its capital value and is distinguished from an ordinary repair in being designed to make the property more useful or valuable Merriam Webster’s… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 Improvement — (engl., spr. prūw ), Verbesserung …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 5 improvement — (n.) mid 15c., enprowment management of something for profit, from Anglo Fr. emprowement, from emprouwer turn to profit (see IMPROVE (Cf. improve)). Meaning betterment; amelioration is from 1640s. Meaning buildings, etc. on a piece of property is …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 improvement — [n] bettering; something bettered advance, advancement, amelioration, amendment, augmentation, betterment, change, civilization, correction, cultivation, development, elevation, enhancement, enrichment, furtherance, gain, growth, increase,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 improvement — ► NOUN 1) an instance of improving or being improved. 2) the action of improving or being improved. 3) a thing that makes something better or is better than something else …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 improvement — [im pro͞ov′mənt] n. [Anglo Fr emprowement] 1. an improving or being improved; esp., a) betterment b) an increase in value or in excellence of quality or condition c) Now Rare profitable use 2. a) an addition or …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 improvement — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, considerable, enormous, great, huge, major, marked, massive, material, radical, remarkable …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 improvement — n. 1) to bring about an improvement 2) to show (an) improvement 3) a decided, distinct, marked, substantial; minor improvement 4) an improvement in, of (an improvement in her work; an improvement of service) 5) an improvement on, over, upon (this …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 improvement — im|prove|ment W2 [ımˈpru:vmənt] n 1.) [U and C] the act of improving something or the state of being improved improvement in/on/to ▪ There s been a big improvement in the children s behaviour. ▪ an improvement on earlier models ▪ We need to carry …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 improvement */*/*/ — UK [ɪmˈpruːvmənt] / US [ɪmˈpruvmənt] noun Word forms improvement : singular improvement plural improvements 1) [countable/uncountable] the state of being better than before, or the process of making something better than it was before The school… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 improvement — im|prove|ment [ ım pruvmənt ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount the state of being better than before, or the process of making something better than it was before: The school is performing well, but we recognize the need for further improvement.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 improvement — noun 1 (C, U) an act of improving or a state of being improved (+ in): There s certainly been an improvement in the children s behaviour. (+ to): We need to carry out some improvements to the computer system. | show an improvement: This month s… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 Improvement — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Improvement >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 improvement improvement Sgm: N 1 amelioration amelioration melioration Sgm: N 1 betterment betterment Sgm: N 1 mend mend amendment emendation Sgm: N 1 mending …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 improvement — [[t]ɪmpru͟ːvmənt[/t]] ♦♦♦ improvements 1) N VAR If there is an improvement in something, it becomes better. If you make improvements to something, you make it better. ...the dramatic improvements in organ transplantation in recent years... There… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 improvement — /ɪm pru:vmənt/ noun 1. the process of getting better ● There is no improvement in the cash flow situation. ● Sales are showing a sharp improvement over last year. ● Employees have noticed an improvement in the working environment. 2. something… …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 18 improvement — A change for the better. Anything that enhances the value of real property permanently for general uses, including buildings, fixtures, fences, wells, orchards, etc., including additions to existing buildings. 27 Am J1st Improv § 2; 36 Am J1st… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 19 improvement — noun a) The act of improving; advancement or growth; promotion in desirable qualities; progress toward what is better; melioration; as, the improvement of the mind, of land, roads, etc. I look upon your city as the best place of improvement. . b) …

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  • 20 improvement — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Making better Nouns 1. improvement, uplift; melioration, amelioration, betterment, uptick; mend, amendment, emendation; advancement, advance, development, progress, telesis, quantum jump or leap,… …

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