Definitions of amelioration

  1. the act of relieving ills and changing for the better Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of ameliorating, or the state of being ameliorated; making or becoming better; improvement; melioration. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. An ameliorating; improvement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. A making or becoming better; improvement. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. A making better; improvement. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for amelioration

  1. In this connection he speaks of temperance, the amelioration of the condition of the " perishing" or " dangerous" classes, the various schemes for benefiting the laboring men, plans for adjusting the relations of labor and capital, arrangements for diffusing the profits of production,- causes which he had at heart, but which should be discussed in view of the principle of individual freedom, which must be upheld at all hazards. – Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890 by Octavius Brooks Frothingham
  2. But how far does this amelioration go? – Mentally Defective Children by Alfred Binet Théodore Simon