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betterment

[bet-er-muh nt]
noun
  1. the act or process of bettering; improvement.
  2. an improvement of property other than by mere repairs.
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Origin of betterment

First recorded in 1590–1600; better1 + -ment
Related formsself-bet·ter·ment, noun
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Historical Examples of self-betterment

  • Then, too, Cissie was moved by a passion for self-betterment.

    Birthright

    T.S. Stribling


British Dictionary definitions for self-betterment

betterment

noun
  1. a change for the better; improvement
  2. property law an improvement effected on real property that enhances the value of the property
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Word Origin and History for self-betterment

betterment

n.

1590s, from better (v.) + -ment.

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