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betterment

bet·ter·ment

betterment

pronunciation:
be tr mnt
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or result of making something better; improvement.
similar words:
amendment, improvement, melioration
definition 2: in law, an improvement beyond simple maintenance that increases the value of property.
similar words:
improvement