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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An improvement over what has been the case: financial betterment.
  • n. Law An improvement beyond normal upkeep and repair that adds to the value of real property.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An improvement.
  • n. An improvement to a property that adds to its value.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A making better; amendment; improvement.
  • n. An improvement of an estate which renders it better than mere repairing would do; -- generally used in the plural.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A making better; improvement.
  • n. In American law, an improvement of real property which adds to its value otherwise than by mere repairs: generally used in the plural.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a change for the better; progress in development
  • n. the act of relieving ills and changing for the better
  • n. an improvement that adds to the value of a property or facility

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