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improvement

im·prove·ment

improvement

 
 
pronunciation:
ihm pruv mnt
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of improving or the state of being improved.
synonyms:
amelioration, amendment, betterment, enhancement, melioration
similar words:
convalescence, correction, culture, gain, progression, recuperation, reform, reformation
definition 2: that which constitutes a change for the better or an advance from an earlier state.
synonyms:
advance, amelioration, enhancement, melioration, upswing
antonyms:
deterioration, downgrade
similar words:
amendment, correction, gain, progress, refinement, reform, reformation
definition 3: a change that increases the value of property.
synonyms:
betterment, enhancement, renovation
similar words:
amelioration, face-lift, melioration, repair, restoration
Word Parts
The word improvement contains the following part:
-ment Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or instance of
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The suffix -ment attaches to Latin verb roots (e.g., doc, reg, sed) or to English verbs of Latin origin to form nouns.