betterment

noun bet·ter·ment \ ˈbe-tər-mənt \
|Updated on: 25 Jul 2018

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

  1. working for the betterment of the lives of working people

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First Known Use of betterment

1594

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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BETTERMENT Defined for English Language Learners

betterment

Definition of betterment for English Language Learners

  • : the act or result of making something better


BETTERMENT Defined for Kids

betterment

noun bet·ter·ment \ ˈbe-tər-mənt \

Definition of betterment for Students

: the act or result of making something more satisfactory : improvement Workers sought the betterment of working conditions.

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