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1. The act or an instance of ameliorating.
2. The state of being ameliorated; improvement.
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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
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A process by which the meaning of a word changes to something more favorable.
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|Noun||1.||amelioration - the act of relieving ills and changing for the better|
improvement - the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property"
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noun improvement, advance, recovery, amendment, correction, enhancement, change for the better, upswing, betterment, melioration a demand for amelioration of conditions
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1. The act of making better or the condition of being made better:
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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
amelioration[əˌmiːljəˈreɪʃən] n (formal) [conditions, situation, problem, effects] → amélioration f
amelioration of sth, amelioration in sth → amélioration de qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (form) → Verbesserung f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
amelioration[əˌmiːlɪəˈreɪʃ/ən] n (frm) → miglioramento
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995