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