[ im-proov-muhnt ]
/ ɪmˈpruv mənt /
a change or addition by which a thing is improved.
a person or thing that represents an advance on another in excellence or achievement: The new landlord is a great improvement over his greedy predecessor.
a bringing into a more valuable or desirable condition, as of land or real property; betterment.
something done or added to real property that increases its value.
profitable use, as of a period of time.
Words nearby improvement
Origin of improvement
OTHER WORDS FROM improvementnon·im·prove·ment, nounpre·im·prove·ment, noun
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Examples from the Web for non-improvement
Your ancestors are responsible for the weaknesses you inherit, but you are responsible for non-improvement.Born Again|Alfred Lawson
British Dictionary definitions for non-improvement
/ (ɪmˈpruːvmənt) /
the act of improving or the state of being improved
something that improves, esp an addition or alteration
alteration of the structure, fixtures, fittings, or decor of a building without changing its functionCompare conversion (def. 9)
(usually plural) Australian and NZ a building or other works on a piece of land, adding to its value
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