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Definition of Improvement

Improvement

  1. 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.
  2. The act of making profitable use or applicaton 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.
  3. The state of being improved; betterment; advance; also, that which is improved; as, the new edition is an improvement on the old.
  4. Increase; growth; progress; advance.
  5. Valuable additions or betterments, as buildings, clearings, drains, fences, etc., on premises.
  6. A useful addition to, or modification of, a machine, manufacture, or composition.

Improvement Quotations

A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities.
Thomas Jefferson

Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement.
Winston Churchill

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
Benjamin Franklin

Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family.
Bo Bennett

A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.
Thomas Jefferson
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Improvement Translations

improvement in German is Neuerung
improvement in Italian is emendazione
improvement in Norwegian is forbedring
improvement in Spanish is mejora, mejoria

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