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im·prove·ment

 (ĭm-pro͞ov′mənt)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of improving.
b. The state of being improved.
2. A change or addition that improves.

improvement

(ɪmˈpruːvmənt)
n
1. the act of improving or the state of being improved
2. something that improves, esp an addition or alteration
3. (Building) alteration of the structure, fixtures, fittings, or decor of a building without changing its function. Compare conversion9
4. (usually plural) Austral and NZ a building or other works on a piece of land, adding to its value

im•prove•ment

(ɪmˈpruv mənt)

n.
1. an act of improving or the state of being improved.
2. a change or addition by which a thing is improved: to make improvements on a house.
[1400–50; Middle English < Anglo-French]

improvement

- Its early spelling was emprowement, meaning "profit, profitable use or management."
See also related terms for management.

Improvement


a method of self-help stressing autosuggestion, introduced into America about 1920 by the French psychotherapist Emile Coué and featuring the slogan “Every day in every way I am getting better and better.”
the science of improving a breed or species through the careful selection of parents. — eugenicist, n. — eugenic, adj.
the art or science of improving a race or breed, especially the human race, by control of external influences, as environment. Cf. eugenics. — euthenist, n.
the doctrine that the world tends to get better or may be made better by human effort. — meliorist, n., adj. — melioristic, adj.
the harnessing of natural and social forces for a beneficial goal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.improvement - a change for the better; progress in development
resurgence, revitalisation, revitalization, revival, revivification - bringing again into activity and prominence; "the revival of trade"; "a revival of a neglected play by Moliere"; "the Gothic revival in architecture"
elaboration, refinement - the result of improving something; "he described a refinement of this technique"
transformation, transmutation, shift - a qualitative change
accommodation, adjustment, fitting - making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
conservation, preservation - an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change
recovery - return to an original state; "the recovery of the forest after the fire was surprisingly rapid"
2.improvement - the act of improving somethingimprovement - the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property"
change of state - the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
tenderisation, tenderization - the act of making meat tender by pounding or marinating it
development - act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining; "he congratulated them on their development of a plan to meet the emergency"; "they funded research and development"
cleaning, cleansing, cleanup - the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning"
correction, rectification - the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right
optimisation, optimization - the act of rendering optimal; "the simultaneous optimization of growth and profitability"; "in an optimization problem we seek values of the variables that lead to an optimal value of the function that is to be optimized"; "to promote the optimization and diversification of agricultural products"
perfection - the act of making something perfect
reform - a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses; "justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts"
amelioration, melioration, betterment - the act of relieving ills and changing for the better
self-improvement, self-reformation - the act of improving yourself
clarification, clearing - the act of removing solid particles from a liquid
enrichment - act of making fuller or more meaningful or rewarding
humanisation, humanization - the act of making more human
modernisation, modernization - making modern in appearance or behavior; "the modernization of Nigeria will be a long process"
redevelopment, renovation, overhaul - the act of improving by renewing and restoring; "they are pursuing a general program of renovation to the entire property"; "a major overhal of the healthcare system was proposed"
enhancement, sweetening - an improvement that makes something more agreeable
upturn - an upward movement or trend as in business activity
ventilation, airing - the act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air
fixing, repair, mend, mending, reparation, fix, fixture - the act of putting something in working order again
stabilisation, stabilization - the act of making something (as a vessel or aircraft) less likely to overturn
upgrade - the act of improving something (especially machinery) by raising it to a higher grade (as by adding or replacing components); "the power plant received a new upgrade"
3.improvement - a condition superior to an earlier condition; "the new school represents a great improvement"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
betterment - an improvement that adds to the value of a property or facility
development - a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess); "after he saw the latest development he changed his mind and became a supporter"; "in chess your should take care of your development before moving your queen"
reformation - improvement (or an intended improvement) in the existing form or condition of institutions or practices etc.; intended to make a striking change for the better in social or political or religious affairs
refurbishment, renovation, restoration - the state of being restored to its former good condition; "the inn was a renovation of a Colonial house"
declination, decline - a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state

improvement

noun
2. advance, development, progress, recovery, reformation, upswing, furtherance The system we've just introduced has been a great improvement.

improvement

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
تَحْسينتـَحْسِيـنٌتَحْسين، تَحَسُّن
zlepšenívylepšení
forbedring
parannus
poboljšanje
javulástökéletesítés
umbæturúrbót, lagfæring
改善
개선
vylepšenie
izboljšanje
förbättring
การทำให้ดีขึ้น
sự tiến bộ

improvement

[ɪmˈpruːvmənt]
A. N (in quality) → mejora f, mejoramiento m (in de) (= increase) → aumento m (in de) (= progress) → progresos mpl (in en) [of the mind] → cultivo m (Med) → mejoría f
it's an improvement on the old onesupone una mejora con respecto al antiguo
there is room for improvementpodría mejorarse
there has been some improvement in the patient's conditionel paciente ha mejorado algo
they made improvements in safety proceduresmejoraron los mecanismos de seguridad
to make improvements to [+ property] → hacer mejoras en
B. CPD improvement grant Nsubvención f para modernizar (una casa )

improvement

[ɪmˈpruːvmənt] n
(gen)amélioration f
It's a great improvement → C'est une nette amélioration.
to make improvements to sth → apporter des améliorations à qch
(= advance) → avancée f
an improvement in ... → une avancée dans le domaine de ...
the dramatic improvements in surgical techniques → les spectaculaires avancées dans le domaine des techniques chirurgicales
to be an improvement on sb/sth → être un progrès par rapport à qn/qch
[pupil] → progrès m
There's been an improvement in his French → Il a fait des progrès en français.

improvement

nVerbesserung f, → Besserung f; (of area, appearance)Verschönerung f; (of sauce, food etc)Verfeinerung f; (= increase) (in production, value) → Erhöhung f, → Steigerung f; (of knowledge)Erweiterung f; (of salaries)Aufbesserung f; (in health) → Besserung f; (in studies) → Verbesserung f, → Fortschritte pl; an improvement in performanceeine Leistungssteigerung; to be open to improvementverbesserungsfähig sein; an improvement on the previous oneeine Verbesserung gegenüber dem Früheren; to make improvementsVerbesserungen machen or durchführen (→ to an +dat); to carry out improvements to a houseAusbesserungs- or (to appearance) → Verschönerungsarbeiten an einem Haus vornehmen

improvement

[ɪmˈpruːvmənt] n improvement (in) (gen) → miglioramento (in); (in production, salary) → aumento (di or in)
it's an improvement on the old one → è meglio di quello vecchio
there is room for improvement → si può migliorare or far meglio
to make improvements to → migliorare (property) → apportare migliorie a (method) → perfezionare

improve

(imˈpruːv) verb
to (cause to) become better, of higher quality etc. His work has greatly improved; They recently improved the design of that car.
imˈprovement noun
1. the state or act of improving or being improved. There has been a great improvement in her work; The patient's condition shows some improvement.
2. something which improves, or adds beauty, value etc. I've made several improvements to the house.
improve on
to produce something which is better, more useful etc than. I think I can improve on that suggestion.

improvement

تـَحْسِيـنٌ zlepšení forbedring Verbesserung βελτίωση mejora parannus amélioration poboljšanje miglioramento 改善 개선 verbetering forbedring poprawa melhoramento улучшение förbättring การทำให้ดีขึ้น gelişme sự tiến bộ 进步

im·prove·ment

n. mejoría, restablecimiento, recuperación.

improvement

n mejoría
References in classic literature ?
The civic improvements so enthusiastically contemplated by the five millionaires in the earlier pages of this veracious chronicle--the fountain, reservoir, town-hall, and free library--had not yet been erected.
It had just occurred to me, on the contrary, that this admirable invention of the railroad --with the vast and inevitable improvements to be looked for, both as to speed and convenience--is destined to do away with those stale ideas of home and fireside, and substitute something better.
Governor Bellingham, in a loose gown and easy cap -- such as elderly gentlemen loved to endue themselves with, in their domestic privacy -- walked foremost, and appeared to be showing off his estate, and expatiating on his projected improvements.
Nowadays almost all man's improvements, so called, as the building of houses and the cutting down of the forest and of all large trees, simply deform the landscape, and make it more and more tame and cheap.
Well, the king might have gone on, still happy and unsuspecting, to the end of his days, but for one of your modern improvements -- the stock-board.
Rebecca soon had the lines copied in her round schoolgirl hand, making such improvements as occurred to her on sober second thought.
I shall see how much I am before-hand with the world in the spring, and we will plan our improvements accordingly.
Several wealthy and benevolent individuals in the county subscribed largely for the erection of a more convenient building in a better situation; new regulations were made; improvements in diet and clothing introduced; the funds of the school were intrusted to the management of a committee.
In this respect the House was much on a par with the Country; which did very often disinherit its sons for suggesting improvements in laws and customs that had long been highly objectionable, but were only the more respectable.
Modern improvements have altered the place; but it was the last house at the bottom of a narrow street, curving down hill to the river, with some stairs at the end, where people took boat.
I have always thought, that one of the most curious and valuable objects of antiquaries has been to trace the progress of society, by the efforts made in early ages to improve the rudeness of their first expedients, until they either approach excellence, or, as is more frequently the case, are supplied by new and fundamental discoveries, which supersede both the earlier and ruder system, and the improvements which have been ingrafted upon it.
And what's a' more, though that young man do talk foolish things about the rights of farm laborers and such-like nonsense, if Sir John was to hear him layin' it down concernin' rent and improvements, and the way we tenant farmers is put upon, p'raps he'd speak warmer than ever next Sunday.

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