amelioration


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a·me·lio·ra·tion

 (ə-mēl′yə-rā′shən)
n.
1. The act or an instance of ameliorating.
2. The state of being ameliorated; improvement.

amelioration

(əˌmiːljəˈreɪʃən)
n
1. the act or an instance of ameliorating or the state of being ameliorated
2. something that ameliorates; an improvement
3. (Linguistics) linguistics Also called: elevation (of the meaning of a word) a change from pejorative to neutral or positively pleasant. The word nice has achieved its modern meaning by amelioration from the earlier sense foolish, silly

amelioration

A process by which the meaning of a word changes to something more favorable.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amelioration - the act of relieving ills and changing for the betteramelioration - the act of relieving ills and changing for the better
improvement - the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property"

amelioration

amelioration

noun
1. The act of making better or the condition of being made better:
2. Steady improvement, as of an individual or a society:
Translations
amelioracija

amelioration

[əˌmiːlɪəˈreɪʃən] N (frm) → mejora f, mejoramiento m

amelioration

[əˌmiːljəˈreɪʃən] n (formal) [conditions, situation, problem, effects] → amélioration f
amelioration of sth, amelioration in sth → amélioration de qch

amelioration

n (form)Verbesserung f

amelioration

[əˌmiːlɪəˈreɪʃn] n (frm) → miglioramento
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To this catalogue of circumstances that tend to the amelioration of popular systems of civil government, I shall venture, however novel it may appear to some, to add one more, on a principle which has been made the foundation of an objection to the new Constitution; I mean the ENLARGEMENT of the ORBIT within which such systems are to revolve, either in respect to the dimensions of a single State or to the consolidation of several smaller States into one great Confederacy.
Tell him also what you have just told me -- that Mazarin has placed me in the pavilion of the orangery in order to make me a visit, and assure him that I shall take advantage of this honor he proposes to accord to me to obtain from him some amelioration of our captivity.
It is scarcely an exaggeration to say that for the first time in history whole populations found themselves regularly supplied with more than enough to eat, and the vital statistics of the time witness to an amelioration of hygienic conditions rapid beyond all precedent, and to a vast development of intelligence and ability in all the arts that make life wholesome.
That is the rationale of the system of charging which has hitherto obtained; and nothing is more offensive than this ostentation of reform, where there is no real amelioration.
The mere utterance of it could damn any scheme, no matter how sanely conceived, of economic amelioration or regeneration.
I am glad that it was given to me to be an instrument in the hands of Providence for the uplifting of benighted Europe, and the amelioration of the suffering, degradation, and abysmal ignorance in which I found her.
He hopes ardently for a steady amelioration of the condition of the masses, proceeding toward a time when all men shall have real opportunity for full development; and freedom is one of his chief watchwords.
Independently of the moral evil of basing our hopes upon the death of another, who, if unfit for this world, was at least no less so for the next, and whose amelioration would thus become our bane and his greatest transgression our greatest benefit, - she maintained it to be madness: many men of Mr.
It undergoes continual changes; it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is christianized, it is rich, it is scientific; but this change is not amelioration.
Il a, en outre, fait etat d'une amelioration continue des performances enregistrees par les autres secteurs d'activite, en particulier les nouveaux metiers du Maroc, et d'une legere reprise de l'indice de la production industrielle, qui a augmente de 0,2 pc au deuxieme trimestre de 2013, apres avoir accuse une baisse de 0,7 pc au premier trimestre.
Les services meteorologiques n'attensdaient aucune amelioration du temps avant ce jeudi.
NNA - 02/09/2012 Trade Unions' Coordinating Body announced a general work stoppage on September 6 if demands for a salary-scale amelioration is not met by then.