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English definition of “better”

better

noun [U] (IMPROVEMENT)   /ˈbet̬·ər/
used in comparisons to show that a condition is improved : The cleaner the glass is, the better you can see .
(Definition of better noun (IMPROVEMENT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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