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* emprovement (obsolete)

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From Anglo-Norman _emprouwement_. See _improve_ +‎ _-ment_.

From Anglo-Norman emprouwement. See improve +‎ -ment.

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IMPROVEMENT (_plural_ IMPROVEMENTS) * 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. * Robert South I look upon your city as the best place of IMPROVEMENT. * Hugh Blair Exercise is the chief source of IMPROVEMENT in all our faculties. * 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. * Samuel Clarke A good IMPROVEMENT of his reason. * John Tillotson I shall make some IMPROVEMENT of this doctrine. * The state of being improved; betterment; advance; also, that which is improved; as, the new edition is an improvement on the old. * Joseph Addison The parts of Sinon, Camilla, and some few others, are IMPROVEMENTS on the Greek poet. * Increase; growth; progress; advance. * Joseph Addison There is a design of publishing the history of architecture, with its several IMPROVEMENTS and decays. * Robert South Those vices which more particularly receive IMPROVEMENT by prosperity. * _(plural):_ Valuable additions or betterments, as buildings, clearings, drains, fences, etc., on premises. * _(Patent Laws):_ A useful addition to, or modification of, a machine, manufacture, or composition. SYNONYMS * improval TRANSLATIONS

improvement (plural improvements)

  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 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.
  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. (plural): Valuable additions or betterments, as buildings, clearings, drains, fences, etc., on premises.
  6. (Patent Laws): A useful addition to, or modification of, a machine, manufacture, or composition.

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  • improval

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