Meaning of improvement

im•prove•ment

Pronunciation: (im-prv'munt), [key]
— n.
  1. an act of improving or the state of being improved.
  2. a change or addition by which a thing is improved.
  3. a person or thing that represents an advance on another in excellence or achievement: The new landlord is a great improvement over his greedy predecessor.
  4. a bringing into a more valuable or desirable condition, as of land or real property; betterment.
  5. something done or added to real property that increases its value.
  6. profitable use, as of a period of time.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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