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bet·ter·ment

 (bĕt′ər-mənt)
n.
1. An improvement over what has been the case: financial betterment.
2. Law An improvement beyond normal upkeep and repair that adds to the value of real property.

betterment

(ˈbɛtəmənt)
n
1. a change for the better; improvement
2. (Law) property law an improvement effected on real property that enhances the value of the property

bet•ter•ment

(ˈbɛt ər mənt)

n.
1. the act of bettering.
2. an improvement that increases the value of a property.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.betterment - 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.betterment - an improvement that adds to the value of a property or facilitybetterment - an improvement that adds to the value of a property or facility
melioration, improvement - a condition superior to an earlier condition; "the new school represents a great improvement"
3.betterment - the act of relieving ills and changing for the betterbetterment - the act of relieving ills and changing for the better
improvement - the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property"

betterment

noun improvement, gain, advancement, enhancement, edification, amelioration, melioration His research is for the betterment of mankind.

betterment

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

betterment

[ˈbetəmənt] Nmejora f, mejoramiento m

betterment

[ˈbɛtərmənt] n (= improvement) → amélioration fbetter off
adj
(= richer) → plus à l'aise financièrement
(in a better position) to be better off doing sth → avoir avantage à faire qch
you'd be better off this way (= more successful) → vous vous en trouveriez mieux ainsi, ce serait mieux ainsi
better off npl
the better off → les plus riches mpl

betterment

n
Verbesserung f; (educational) → Weiterbildung f
(Jur) → Wertsteigerung f; (of land)Melioration f

betterment

[ˈbɛtəmənt] nmiglioramento
References in classic literature ?
She is patroness of half a dozen great charitable schemes, she writes very clever articles in the Reviews on the Betterment of the Poor Question, and royalty itself visits at her house."
The betterment of mankind must be worked out in agony and misery just as all past social betterments had been worked out.
He constructs a definite plan for the betterment of that particular family out of the resources that they have.
D'Addosio relates from the court records many trials of pigs, bulls, horses, cocks, dogs, goats, etc., greatly, it is believed, to the betterment of their conduct and morals.
But the Government clears a net profit of three million dollars a year from its telephone monopoly; and until 1910, when a committee of betterment was appointed, it showed no concern at the discomfort of the public.
Thus we are es-tablishing a trade between kingdoms, the profits from which go to the betterment of the people--to building factories for the manufacture of agricultural implements, and machinery for the various trades we are gradually teaching the people.
Like all the other Victorians he dwells on the importance of individual devotion to the service of others, but he believes that the chief results of such effort must be in the development of the individual's character, not greatly in the actual betterment of the world.
On this occasion, Murad Raas appreciated the Deputy Commissioner for taking practical steps for the betterment of education sector in this area.
Betterment, the smart money manager, has unveiled Betterment Everyday, a savings and checking platform that helps you save effortlessly and earn more on your everyday money, the company said.
Summary: New Delhi [India], July 29 (ANI): Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday paid tributes to deceased Congress leader Jaipal Reddy and recalled his contribution towards the betterment of poor and downtrodden.
Islamabad -- Spokesperson Prime Minister Imran Khan, Nadeem Afzal Chan has said that judicial reforms are inevitable in order to bring betterment in the country's system.
He said both Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde and the new speaker are young which is good for the betterment of the state.