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Definitions of improvement

  1. a condition superior to an earlier condition; "the new school represents a great improvement" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of improving; advancement or growth; promotion in desirable qualities; progress toward what is better; melioration; as, the improvement of the mind, of land, roads, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The act of making profitable use or applicaton of anything, or the state of being profitably employed; a turning to good account; practical application, as of a doctrine, principle, or theory, stated in a discourse. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Increase; growth; progress; advance. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Valuable additions or betterments, as buildings, clearings, drains, fences, etc., on premises. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A useful addition to, or modification of, a machine, manufacture, or composition. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Advancement of anything from one condition to a better; that by which the value of anything, especially property, is increased. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. The act of improving: advancement or progress: increase, addition, or alteration: the turning to good account: instruction. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Act of improving; progress to a better condition; increase; turning to good account. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. The act of improving; something that improves, as a change in a machine. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The practical application, as of a sermon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The act of improving; advancement in worth, learning, wisdom, skill, or other excellence; employment or application to good purpose or profit; advancement; enhancement. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Advancement nearer to perfection; progress; a making or growing better; practical application, as of a sermon. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for improvement

  1. You will very likely say with neither, and that your chief aim in carrying on the argument is your own improvement at the same time you do not grudge to others any benefit which they may receive. – Plato's Republic by Plato
  2. That's an improvement on your last remark, Dick. – Witness For The Defence by A.E.W. Mason
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