[ noun ] a change for the better; progress in development


advance betterment

Used in print

(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)

More aerial and underground equipment was installed as_well as office improvements to take_care of the expanding business .

[ noun ] the act of improving something


: "Their improvements increased the value of the property"

Used in print

(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)

However , first I thoughtfully study my sketch for improvement of color and design along the lines I have described .

([Anonymous,] "The Attack on Employee Services"...)

When improvements are recommended in working conditions - such_as lighting , rest_rooms , eating facilities , air-conditioning - do you try to set a measure of their effectiveness on productivity ?

(Randall Stewart, "A Little History, a Little Honesty: A...)

But with the renewal of interference in 1954 ( as with its beginning in 1835 ) , the improvement was impaired .

(Grants-in-Aid and Other Financial Assistance...)

These amendments to the Vocational_Rehabilitation_Act were designed to help provide_for more specialized rehabilitation facilities , for more sheltered and `` half-way '' workshops , for greater numbers of adequately trained personnel , for more comprehensive services to individuals ( particularly to the homebound and the blind ) , and for other administrative improvements to increase the program 's overall effectiveness .

The 1954 Amendments completely changed the financing of the vocational_rehabilitation_program , providing_for a three part grant structure - for ( 1 ) basic support ; ( 2 ) extension and improvement ; and ( 3 ) research , demonstrations , training and traineeships for vocational_rehabilitation - and in_addition for short-term training and instruction .

[ noun ] a condition superior to an earlier condition




: "the new school represents a great improvement"

Used in print

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

Before your first training experiment has ended there will be a big improvement and almost before you know it you 'll be raising and lowering yourself just like a veteran !

(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)

Improvement can be measured by the lessening distance between toes and head .

(Francis J. Johnston and John E. Willard, "The...)

The improvement was most noticeable in the greater consistency among reaction cells prepared as_a_group on the same manifold .

(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)

Prednisone , 30 mg. daily , was substituted for triamcinolone from Nov. 22 until Dec. 1 , 1958 , without any improvement in the weakness .