melioration


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mel·io·ra·tion

 (mēl′yə-rā′shən, mē′lē-ə-)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of improving something or the state of being improved.
b. An improvement.
2. The linguistic process by which a word over a period of time grows more elevated in meaning or more positive in connotation.

melioration

(ˌmiːlɪəˈreɪʃən)
n
the act or an instance of improving or the state of being improved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.melioration - the act of relieving ills and changing for the bettermelioration - the act of relieving ills and changing for the better
improvement - the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property"
2.melioration - 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"
3.melioration - the linguistic process in which over a period of time a word grows more positive in connotation or more elevated in meaning
drift - a process of linguistic change over a period of time

melioration

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
melioracija
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Whoever has introduced these simple forms of religions among these poor savages, has evidently understood their characters and capacities, and effected a great melioration of their manners.
Many of the American sleighs are elegant though the use of this mode of conveyance is much lessened with the melioration of the climate consequent to the clearing of the forests.
Preparation of a study and a basic design for rehabilitation of the hydro melioration system (HMS) Debarsko pole for the requirements of the Administration for Water Economy with the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Water Economy.
3 billion to Uzbekistan to implement 15 investment projects in the sphere of energy, transport, melioration, petrochemistry, textile industry, processing of agricultural products and increasing the quality of medical services in 2012-2015 in accordance with the WB partnership strategy with Uzbekistan.
The Agriculture and Melioration Ministry's Kyrgyzgiprozem (state project institute for land management) along with the Russia's Lengidroproekt JSC engaged in providing professional architectural services have developed a feasibility study and took pictures of the land to be alloted.
From the command post in Dubal's Emergency Centre down to the response personnel on the ground, the decision-making was sound and the melioration actions appropriate.
Technical proposals for potential consultant on Azerbaijani Melioration & Water Industry Company were to be subjected to assessment in August 2010.
One problem with Bender's early discussion of alliance with professionals is that the only two periods of melioration of sweatshop conditions in the US over the last one hundred years have occurred under conditions about which he seems ambivalent: alliance with middle class campaigners and political reformers--in 1915-1925 and 1940 (or 1938) through the late 1970s.
The word 'afino' means refinement, elaboration and melioration in Spanish, which I found suitable," explains Sonja Muller, owner of afino consulting in Berlin, Germany.
It is part of the glory of Western civilization that we insist upon explanations for and melioration of our problems.