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Definition of "improvement" []

  • The act or process of improving. (noun)
  • The state of being improved. (noun)
  • A change or addition that improves. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "improvement" in a sentence
  • "In the progrefs of improvement, the firft may rife to anj extravagance of price; the fecond has a limitation in the value c»f the ground employed to produce them; tlie third may be cx« ceedingly variable in a date of cpntinued improvement*"
  • "Memory improvement means _improvement of the Action_ or _Manner_ of action of the Mental powers, and that what he imparts is the right way to USE the Intellect and Attention -- and that hence his System does make and must make better observers, clearer and more consecutive thinkers, and sounder reasoners as well as surer rememberers; that in short the fundamental principle of his System is Learn by Thinking, and that his achievements as a mind-trainer are completed when he has helped the student of his System to acquire the Habit of Attention and the Habit of"
  • "The word improvement has itself been improved; it is now next generation."