Definition of Improvement

1. Noun. A change for the better; progress in development.




2. Noun. The act of improving something. "Their improvements increased the value of the property"

3. Noun. A condition superior to an earlier condition. "The new school represents a great improvement"
Exact synonyms: Melioration
Generic synonyms: Condition, Status
Specialized synonyms: Betterment, Development, Reformation, Refurbishment, Renovation, Restoration
Antonyms: Decline
Derivative terms: Improve, Meliorate, Meliorate

Definition of Improvement

1. n. 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.

Definition of Improvement

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. The act of making profitable use or application of anything, or the state of being profitably employed; a turning to good account; practical application, as of a doctrine, principle, or theory, stated in a discourse. ¹

3. Noun. The state of being improved; betterment; advance; also, that which is improved; as, the new edition is an improvement on the old. ¹

4. Noun. Increase; growth; progress; advance. ¹

5. Noun. ''(plural):'' Valuable additions or betterments, as buildings, clearings, drains, fences, etc., on premises. ¹

6. Noun. ''(Patent Laws):'' A useful addition to, or modification of, a machine, manufacture, or composition. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Improvement

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Improvement

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1. Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session by United States Congress. House (1851)
"For the improvement of the harbor at the mouth of the Genesee river, on L-ike-Ontario, §20000. 11 For the improvement of the harbor at the mouth.of Oak ..."

2. Educational Psychology by Edward Lee Thorndike (1913)
"CHAPTER VI THE improvement OF MENTAL FUNCTIONS BY PRACTICE : SAMPLE STUDIES This chapter and the six which follow are to present the facts known and ..."

3. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1912)
"11. Copy In NY Public Library. . Dec. 8. Muskingum improvement so far completed as to enable boats to pass from pool of dam above ..."

4. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, Edward Gibbon Wakefield, Dugald Stewart (1843)
"Different Effects of the Progress of improvement vpon three different Sorts ... In the progress of wealth and improvement, the real price of the first may ..."

5. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1902)
"During a connection of six years with the improvement of the Tennessee River and its principal tributaries, the writer had occasion to make a very ..."

6. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1858)
"Chancery-lane—An improvement In ... for impending and working window improvement! are applicable to uniting ... -road—improvement! stable fitting». ..."

7. Index of Economic Material in the Documents of the States of the United by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse, Carnegie Institution of Washington. Dept. of Economics and Sociology (1912)
"(LD Barker and Wm. Silvey) for improvement of navigation of Muskingum River. ... Ann. rept. on condition and progress of Muskingum improvement with stmt of ..."

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