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melioration (n.)

c. 1400, melioracioun, "improvement, act or process of making or becoming better," from Late Latin meliorationem (nominative melioratio) "a bettering, improvement," noun of action from past-participle stem of meliorare "to improve" (see meliorate). Meliorations in Scottish law were "improvements made by a tenant upon rented land."

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Definitions of melioration

melioration (n.)
the act of relieving ills and changing for the better;
melioration (n.)
a condition superior to an earlier condition;
Synonyms: improvement
melioration (n.)
the linguistic process in which over a period of time a word grows more positive in connotation or more elevated in meaning;
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