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Meaning of “improvement” in the English Dictionary

"improvement" in British English

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improvementnoun [C or U]

uk   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 ​whitewalls are a ​big improvement on that ​disgustingoldwallpaper. 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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improvementnoun

uk   us   /ɪmˈpruːvmənt/
[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 ​jobmarket. improvement on/over sth It is unlikely that the ​currentyear will see any improvement on the $2.19bn ​netprofitachieved 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 ​annualprofits 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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