Definition of 'improvement'
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Others commented that they would rather see technical improvements to the aircraft than animal sacrifices. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Dogs do not grumble about home improvements. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Now imagine a second company that sees no productivity improvement. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The site also explains where to make improvements in energy efficiency and how much they could save you on your bills. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And they acted by stopping the elections, which were expected to lead to a dramatic improvement. The Sun (2016)We still have improvement to make, growth as individuals and a team. The Sun (2016)Train strikes and rail improvement works mean today and next Friday are set to be the busiest of the year on roads. The Sun (2016)But, at least, it was a big improvement on what had happened four days earlier. The Sun (2016)Trial patients who had one removed saw a significant, long-term improvement in their condition. The Sun (2016)The company said that it was'making significant improvements '. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It attributes the improvement to new building regulations on insulation and windows. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We shall surely see great improvement in the efficient use of roads and vehicles. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Where do people see improvement made in the church? Christianity Today (2000)We certainly expect a big improvement this weekend. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We recognise there is still much to do and much we can do to make further improvements. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Changes to the improvement grant system will also have an impact. Home-ownership - differentiation and fragmentation (1990)The sharp margin improvement seen over the past couple of years will slow. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Russia players could not have shown such dramatic improvement without instruction. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The most significant improvement is to fuelling. The Sun (2008)Until our warnings are heeded there will be no sustained improvement in the situation. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The money could also be used to pay for home improvements. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There seemed to be no visible means of improvement. The Daisy Chain (1837)This is followed by a period of considerable improvement often with symptoms disappearing altogether. The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)In recent months improvements have been made and outstanding complaints have been reduced significantly. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We are helping them and we have seen a great improvement. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This improvement in how people assess prospects for themselves and for the country is justified. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Some of the biggest improvements were made when competition was introduced. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And we must see some real improvements in the infrastructure. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She was surprised to find there was no significant improvement between primary and secondary school. Times, Sunday Times (2012)During the bubble years, all those additions and improvements were funded by cheap loans. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There are two sectors that qualify: house building and road improvement. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We are working on improvements to our systems that will make it possible for people moving house to take their numbers with them. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'improvement'
British English: improvement /ɪmˈpruːvmənt/ NOUN
If there is an improvement in something, it becomes better. If you make improvementsto something, you make it better.
80% of people with back pain reported an improvement after this treatment.
- American English: improvement
- Arabic: تـَحْسِيـنٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: melhoramento
- Chinese: 进步
- Croatian: poboljšanje
- Czech: zlepšení
- Danish: forbedring
- Dutch: verbetering
- European Spanish: mejora
- Finnish: parannus
- French: amélioration
- German: Verbesserung
- Greek: βελτίωση
- Italian: miglioramento
- Japanese: 改善
- Korean: 개선 보다 좋은
- Norwegian: forbedring
- Polish: poprawa
- European Portuguese: melhoramento
- Romanian: îmbunătățire
- Russian: улучшение
- Spanish: mejora
- Swedish: förbättring
- Thai: การทำให้ดีขึ้น
- Turkish: gelişme iyileşme
- Ukrainian: поліпшення
- Vietnamese: sự tiến bộ
Definition of improvement from the Collins English Dictionary
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