HyperDic: improvement

English > 3 senses of the word improvement:
NOUNeventimprovement, betterment, advancea change for the better
actimprovementthe act of improving something
stateimprovement, meliorationa condition superior to an earlier condition
improvement > pronunciation
Soundsihmpruw'vmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > improvement: 3 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA change for the better; progress in development.
Synonymsbetterment, advance
Narroweradjustment, accommodation, fittingmaking or becoming suitable
conservation, preservationAn occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change
recoveryReturn to an original state
refinement, elaborationThe result of improving something
revival, resurgence, revitalization, revitalisation, revivificationBringing again into activity and prominence
Broadertransformation, transmutation, shiftA qualitative change
Spanishmejora, mejoría
Verbsimproveget better
English > improvement: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of improving something.
Example"their improvements increased the value of the property"
Narroweramelioration, melioration, bettermentThe act of relieving ills and changing for the better
cleaning, cleansing, cleanupThe act of making something clean
clearing, clarificationThe act of removing solid particles from a liquid / liquid
correction, rectificationThe act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake
developmentAct of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining
enhancement, sweeteningAn improvement that makes something more agreeable
enrichmentAct of making fuller or more meaningful or rewarding
humanization, humanisationThe act of making more human / human
modernization, modernisationmaking modern in appearance or behavior / behavior
optimization, optimisationThe act of rendering optimal
perfectionThe act of making something perfect
reformA change for the better as a result of correcting abuses
renovation, redevelopment, overhaulThe act of improving by renewing and restoring
repair, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparationThe act of putting something in working order again
self-improvement, self-reformationThe act of improving yourself
stabilization, stabilisationThe act of making something (as a vessel or aircraft) less likely to overturn
tenderization, tenderisationThe act of making meat tender by pounding or marinating it
upgradeThe act of improving something (especially machinery) by raising it to a higher grade (as by adding or replacing components)
upturnAn upward movement or trend as in business activity
ventilation, airingThe act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air
Broaderchange of stateThe act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics / characteristics
Spanishenmienda, mejoramiento, mejora
Catalanmillora
Verbsimproveto make better
English > improvement: 3 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningA condition superior to an earlier condition.
Example"the new school represents a great improvement"
Synonymmelioration
NarrowerbettermentAn improvement that adds to the value of a property or facility
developmentA state in which things are improving
reformationimprovement (or an intended improvement) in the existing form or condition of institutions or practices etc.
renovation, restoration, refurbishmentThe state of being restored to its former good condition
Broadercondition, statusA state at a particular time
Oppositedecline, declinationA condition inferior to an earlier condition
Spanishmejora
Verbsimproveget better

©2001-19 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict