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improvement as in a change for the better
  • "progress in development"


  • bettermenta change for the better; an improvement that adds to the value of a property or facility ; the act of relieving ills and changing for the better
  • advancebeing ahead of time or need; situated ahead or going before; a movement forward; a change for the better; a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others; the act of moving forward (as toward a goal) ; an amount paid before it is earned ; increase in price or value; move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; bring forward for consideration or acceptance; increase or raise; contribute to the progress or growth of; cause to move forward; obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; develop in a positive way; develop further; give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; pay in advance; move forward; rise in rate or price
improvement as in the act of improving something
  • "their improvements increased the value of the property"
improvement as in a condition superior to an earlier condition
  • "the new school represents a great improvement"


  • meliorationthe act of relieving ills and changing for the better ; a condition superior to an earlier condition; the linguistic process in which over a period of time a word grows more positive in connotation or more elevated in meaning