|1.||[ noun ] a change for the better; progress in development|
|Related terms:||transformation adjustment recovery conservation refinement revival promote better|
|2.||[ noun ] the act of improving something|
: "Their improvements increased the value of the property"
|Related terms:||change_of_state development cleaning modernization repair reform ventilation correction amelioration renovation enrichment optimisation upturn stabilisation clearing self-improvement tenderization humanization enhancement upgrade perfection better|
|3.||[ noun ] a condition superior to an earlier condition|
: "the new school represents a great improvement"
|Related terms:||decline condition development reformation renovation betterment better|