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English definition of “betterment”


noun [U]
improvement that is made to something, especially to a property, area, etc.: Governor O'Malley yesterday described the betterment of Maryland's infrastructure as an investment for future generations.
(Definition of betterment from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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