Advertisement

improvement (n.)

mid-15c., enprowment "profitable use, management of something for profit," from Anglo-French emprowement, from emprouwer "turn to profit" (see improve). Meaning "betterment; act of making better, amelioration" is from 1640s. Meaning "production of something better, something better (than something else)" is from 1712. Meaning "buildings, etc. on a piece of property" is from 1773. Related: Improvements.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of improvement from WordNet

improvement (n.)
a change for the better; progress in development;
Synonyms: betterment / advance
improvement (n.)
the act of improving something;
their improvements increased the value of the property
improvement (n.)
a condition superior to an earlier condition;
the new school represents a great improvement
Synonyms: melioration
From wordnet.princeton.edu