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"improvement" in British English

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improvementnoun [C or U]

uk   /ɪmˈpruːv.mənt/ us   /ɪmˈpruːv.mənt/
B1 an occasion when something gets better or when you make it better: a slight improvement in the economy home improvements These white walls are a big improvement on that disgusting old wallpaper. He's been having treatment for two months now without any improvement.

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(Definition of improvement from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"improvement" in American English

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improvementnoun [C/U]

us   /ɪmˈpruv·mənt/
the process of making something better or of getting better: [ C] We made some improvements to the house before selling it. [U] There’s been no improvement in his condition.
(Definition of improvement from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"improvement" in Business English

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uk   /ɪmˈpruːvmənt/ us  
[U] the fact of something getting better, or the act of making something better: constant/continued/significant improvement signs of improvement need/show/see improvement August appeared to show improvement in the job market. improvement on/over sth It is unlikely that the current year will see any improvement on the $2.19bn net profit achieved in the year to June. areas/opportunities/room for improvement
[C] a situation that is better than it was before, or a change that makes a situation better: 21% improvement in annual profits performance/product/quality improvementsimprovement to/in sth They plan to make incremental improvements to existing products and services.
(Definition of improvement from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “improvement”
in Arabic تَحْسين, تَحَسُّن…
in Korean 향상…
in Portuguese melhora, progresso…
in Catalan millora…
in Japanese 改善, 向上, 改良工事…
in Chinese (Simplified) 改进,改善…
in Turkish gelişme…
in Russian улучшение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 改進,改善…
in Italian miglioramento…
in Polish poprawa, ulepszenie…
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“improvement” in Business English

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