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.
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.
The state of being improved; betterment; advance; also, that which is improved; as, the new edition is an improvement on the old.
Increase; growth; progress; advance.
Valuable additions or betterments, as buildings, clearings, drains, fences, etc., on premises.
A useful addition to, or modification of, a machine, manufacture, or composition.
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. Benjamin Franklin
Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable. William Pollard
Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection. Kim Collins
Excellent firms don't believe in excellence - only in constant improvement and constant change. Tom Peters
There is no single development, in either technology or management technique, which by itself promises even one order-of-magnitude improvement within a decade in productivity, in reliability, in simplicity. Fred Brooks