Definition of Melioration

1. Noun. The act of relieving ills and changing for the better.

Exact synonyms: Amelioration, Betterment
Generic synonyms: Improvement
Derivative terms: Ameliorate, Ameliorate, Better, Meliorate, Meliorate



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

3. Noun. The linguistic process in which over a period of time a word grows more positive in connotation or more elevated in meaning.
Generic synonyms: Drift
Derivative terms: Meliorate

Definition of Melioration

1. n. The act or operation of meliorating, or the state of being meliorated; improvement.

Definition of Melioration

1. Noun. (archaic) An improvement, betterment or amelioration ¹

2. Noun. (linguistics) The process in which a term gains a more positive connotation over time ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Melioration

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melioration

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melioration (current term)
meliorations
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Literary usage of Melioration

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1. A Preliminary Essay, on the Oppression of the Exiled Sons of Africa by Thomas Branagan, Napoleon (1804)
"melioration of the State of the Slaves proposed, and urged from Motives of ... Would the melioration of their condition be detrimental to their masters ? ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Legacies by Roper Stote Donnison Roper (1847)
"Money to b« made in favour of bequests of money, to be applied simply in i^fo^,™*' the melioration of lands in mortmain, or for building upon them: lands in ..."

3. The Parliamentary Debatesby Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament by Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament (1824)
"... melioration of the Condition of ¡he [1080 solemnization thereof, under a penalty of chase ... melioration ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Landlord and Tenant: With an Appendix Containing by Robert Hunter, William Guthrie (1876)
"melioration and preservation or repairs often admit of little distinction ; and insurance is ... SECTION I.—DOCTRINE OF melioration AND PRESERVATION. ..."

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