Definitions and translations for "improvement"

Definition of improvement

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2. The act of improving; advancement or growth; promotion in desirable qualities; progress toward what is better; melioration; as, the improvement of the mind, of land, roads, etc.
3. The act of making profitable use or application of anything, or the state of being profitably employed; a turning to good account; practical application, as of a doctrine, principle, or theory, stated in a discourse.
4. The state of being improved; betterment; advance; also, that which is improved; as, the new edition is an improvement on the old.
5. Increase; growth; progress; advance.
6. (plural): Valuable additions or betterments, as buildings, clearings, drains, fences, etc., on premises.
7. (Patent Laws): A useful addition to, or modification of, a machine, manufacture, or composition.
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English - English - improvement

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n. act of improving, state of being made better; something which enhances or improves; addition or change which adds value to something

English - Spanish - improvement

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s. mejora, acondicionamiento, adelanto, avance, medra, mejoramiento, mejoría, perfeccionamiento, progreso, reforma

English - French - improvement

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n. amélioration, perfectionnement; embellissement; utilisation efficace

English - German - improvement

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n. Besserung; Begünstigung; Verbesserung; Ausnutzung; Wertsteigerung des Bodens

English - Indonesian - improvement

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n. perbaikan, pembetulan, penyempurnaan, kemajuan

English - Italian - improvement

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s. miglioramento; perfezionamento; valorizzazione, miglioria; bonifica; buon uso; ampliamento

English - Polish - improvement

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n. ulepszenie, polepszenie, udoskonalenie, naprawienie, poprawienie, poprawa, udogodnienie, podniesienie, postęp, podciągnięcie, amelioracja

English - Portuguese - improvement

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s. melhora; aprimoramento; aperfeiçoamento; aproveitamento eficaz

English - Romanian - improvement

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n. îmbunătăţire, perfecţionare, ameliorare, corectare, amenajare, sporire în valoare, amendament, modificare

English - Russian - improvement

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с. улучшение, мелиорация, усовершенствование, удобства, перестройка, перестановка

English - Turkish - improvement

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i. düzelme, düzeltme, ıslah, gelişme, ilerleme, iyileşme, artma, verimli hale getirme, ıslah etme, kalkındırma, yenilik

English - Ukrainian - improvement

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n. поліпшення, меліорація

English - Dutch - improvement

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zn. verbetering; bonus; verbetering; efficient gebruik; grondverbetering

English - Greek - improvement

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ουσ. βελτίωση, καλυτέρευση, πρόοδος

English - Arabic - improvement

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‏تحسين، تحسن، تقدم، التغيير للأحسن، نماء‏

English - Chinese - improvement

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(名) 改进; 进步

English - Chinese - improvement

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(名) 改進; 進步

English - Hindi - improvement

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n. उन्नति, तरक़्क़ी, संस्कार, विकाशन, सुधार, संशोधन

English - Japanese - improvement

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(名) 改良; 上達; 改良点

English - Korean - improvement

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명. 개량, 개선, 향상; 개선된 것; 개선시키는 것, 향상시키는 것

English - Vietnamese - improvement

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n. sự tiến triển, sự sửa sang, sự cải thiện, sửa cho tốt thêm, sự trau giồi
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Synonyms for improvement
progress: betterment, development, growth, increase