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improvement

  
  ( improvements    plural  )
1       n-var   If there is an improvementin something, it becomes better. If you make improvementsto something, you make it better.  
...the dramatic improvements in organ transplantation in recent years...     
2       n-count   If you say that something is animprovementon a previous thing or situation, you mean that it is better than that thing.  
usu sing, oft N on n  
The new Prime Minister is an improvement on his predecessor...     
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improvement

  
1    advancement, amelioration, amendment, augmentation, betterment, correction, face-lift, gain, rectification  
2    advance, development, enhancement, furtherance, increase, progress, rally, recovery, reformation, rise, upswing  

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