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improvement

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noun im·prove·ment \im-ˈprüv-mənt\

Simple Definition of improvement

  • : the act of improving something : the act or process of making something better

  • : the quality of being better than before

  • : an addition or change that makes something better or more valuable

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of improvement

  1. 1 :  the act or process of improving

  2. 2 a :  the state of being improved; especially :  enhanced value or excellence b :  an instance of such improvement :  something that enhances value or excellence

Examples of improvement in a sentence

  1. Doctors were amazed by the sudden improvement in her medical condition.

  2. I've noticed a significant improvement in your work since the spring.

  3. The editor made some improvements to the article before it was printed.

  4. They spent the money on new kitchen cabinets and other home improvements.



Circa 1550

First Known Use of improvement

circa 1550


IMPROVEMENT Defined for Kids

improvement

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noun im·prove·ment \im-ˈprüv-mənt\

Definition of improvement for Students

  1. 1 :  the act or process of making something better <His cooking needs improvement.>

  2. 2 :  increased value or excellence <I've noticed improvement in your work.>

  3. 3 :  an addition or change that makes something better or more valuable <We made improvements to our house.>




Law Dictionary

improvement

noun im·prove·ment

Legal Definition of improvement

  1. :  a usually 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





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