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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.
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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
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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]
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improvement

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

noun
2. advance, development, progress, recovery, reformation, upswing, furtherance The system we've just introduced has been a great improvement.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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:
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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 )
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

im·prove·ment

n. mejoría, restablecimiento, recuperación.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

improvement

n mejoría
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Speaking to the media personnel at the sidelines of the ceremonial turnover and distribution of the certificate of land ownership award on Friday evening, Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones said the main goal of the program is land improvement.
ACE Bohol, meanwhile, will offer 30,000 common shares to the public, also proceeds of about P1 billion, which will be used for loan payment, medical equipment, additional working capital, construction, architect and professional fees, land improvement and furnishing.Subscribing to the offer shares is a prerequisite for physicians and medical specialists to practice at the three hospitals.
Net proceeds of P987.9 million would be used for proceeds for loan payment, medical equipment, additional working capital, construction, architect and professional fees, land improvement and furnishing.
Net proceeds of P987.89 million will be used for loan payment, medical equipment, additional working capital, construction, architect and professional fees, land improvement and furnishing.
He said that the bridge is being built as part of the second stage of a project on construction of new roads in the surrounding area of Fuzuli Square in Yasamal district of Baku, gardening and landscaping work, transfer of communication lines, as well as the reconstruction of road infrastructure around the Tazapir mosque complex, land improvement and work on creating parking opportunities for those visiting the mosque.
Yard Works said it will begin servicing former Waltrip residential and commercial clients immediately, by bringing its brands of mulch and other land improvement products and services to the market.
The program also envisages construction of housing in rural areas, gas and water networks, rural schools, medical stations, engineering facilities and land improvement.
In addition, an inherently permanent structure or its components qualifying as a land improvement will typically be treated as IRC section 1250 property.
of April, it had completed land improvement projects consisting of drainage improvement, concreting and concrete reblocking in 16 barangays.
Increased intensification of agriculture over the past 75 years has meant that most of the low nutrient grasslands required by these fungi have been destroyed through ploughing and land improvement. Dr Griffith and his team recorded the fungi at 48 grassland sites across Wales, from Flintshire and Anglesey to Pembrokeshire and Monmouth.