Definition of betterment
1 : a making or becoming better
2 : an improvement that adds to the value of a property or facility
Examples of betterment in a Sentence
working for the betterment of the lives of working people
Recent Examples of betterment from the Web
More than 2,200 high schools and nearly 75 percent of all U.S. youth leagues enrolled in Heads Up Football in 2016 for the betterment of student-athletes.
Hoelldobler’s recent work has shown that ants appear to progress from societies with lots of brutal internal competition to cooperative, bug-style-altruistic societies, where everyone works towards the betterment of the whole.
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Definition of betterment for English Language Learners
: the act or result of making something better
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