- im|prove|mentW2 [ımˈpru:vmənt] n1.) [U and C]the act of improving something or the state of being improvedimprovement in/on/to▪ There's been a big improvement in the children's behaviour.▪ an improvement on earlier models▪ We need to carry out some improvements to the system.dramatic/major/significant/substantial etc improvement▪ a marked improvement in her condition▪ It could be quite some time before we see any improvement .▪ This month's sales figures show some improvement .▪ Your English is much better, but there's still room for improvement (=it could be even better) .2.)a change or addition that improves something▪ Are you thinking of making some improvements to your home?
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improvement — im‧prove‧ment [ɪmˈpruːvmənt] noun [countable, uncountable] the act or state of getting better: improvement in • Canandaigua Wine Co reported a 70% improvement in net income for the third quarter. • An economist said he was optimistic that… … Financial and business terms
Improvement — Im*prove ment, n. 1. The act of improving; advancement or growth; promotion in desirable qualities; progress toward what is better; melioration; as, the improvement of the mind, of land, roads, etc. [1913 Webster] I look upon your city as the… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
improvement — im·prove·ment n: a usu. permanent addition to or modification of real property that enhances its capital value and is distinguished from an ordinary repair in being designed to make the property more useful or valuable Merriam Webster’s… … Law dictionary
Improvement — (engl., spr. prūw ), Verbesserung … Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon
improvement — (n.) mid 15c., enprowment management of something for profit, from Anglo Fr. emprowement, from emprouwer turn to profit (see IMPROVE (Cf. improve)). Meaning betterment; amelioration is from 1640s. Meaning buildings, etc. on a piece of property is … Etymology dictionary
improvement — [n] bettering; something bettered advance, advancement, amelioration, amendment, augmentation, betterment, change, civilization, correction, cultivation, development, elevation, enhancement, enrichment, furtherance, gain, growth, increase,… … New thesaurus
improvement — ► NOUN 1) an instance of improving or being improved. 2) the action of improving or being improved. 3) a thing that makes something better or is better than something else … English terms dictionary
improvement — [im pro͞ov′mənt] n. [Anglo Fr emprowement] 1. an improving or being improved; esp., a) betterment b) an increase in value or in excellence of quality or condition c) Now Rare profitable use 2. a) an addition or … English World dictionary
improvement — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, considerable, enormous, great, huge, major, marked, massive, material, radical, remarkable … Collocations dictionary
improvement — n. 1) to bring about an improvement 2) to show (an) improvement 3) a decided, distinct, marked, substantial; minor improvement 4) an improvement in, of (an improvement in her work; an improvement of service) 5) an improvement on, over, upon (this … Combinatory dictionary