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betterment

[ bet-er-muhnt ]
/ ˈbɛt ər mənt /
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noun

the act or process of bettering; improvement.
an improvement of property other than by mere repairs.

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Origin of betterment

First recorded in 1590–1600; better1 + -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM betterment

self-bet·ter·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for betterment

betterment
/ (ˈbɛtəmənt) /

noun

a change for the better; improvement
property law an improvement effected on real property that enhances the value of the property
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