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improvements, plural;
  1. An example or instance of improving or being improved
    • - an improvement in East–West relations
  2. The action of improving or being improved
    • - there's still room for improvement
  3. A thing that makes something better or is better than something else
    • - home improvements
    • - it's an improvement on the last cake I made

  1. a change for the better; progress in development
  2. the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property"
  3. a condition superior to an earlier condition; "the new school represents a great improvement"
  4. (improve) better: to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
  5. (improved) made more desirable or valuable or profitable; especially made ready for use or marketing; "new houses are springing up on an improved tract of land near the river"; "an improved breed"
  6. (improved) (of land) made ready for development or agriculture by clearing of trees and brush; "improved farmlands"
  7. Improve means to make something better. It is also used in the names of: * Bread improver * Improver Corporation: Improver v Remington, a 1990 United Kingdom patent infringement law court case
  8. The act of improving; advancement or growth; promotion in desirable qualities; progress toward what is better; melioration; as, the improvement of the mind, of land, roads, etc; The act of making profitable use or application of anything, or the state of being profitably employed; a turning to ...
  9. (improved) something that has been made better; enhanced
  10. (IMPROVEMENTS) any form of development of land
  11. (Improvements) All buildings, structures, fixtures and fences erected on or affixed to the land. All fruit, nut-bearing or ornamental trees and vines, not of natural growth and not exempt from taxation, except date palms under eight years of age.
  12. (Improvements) Buildings or other relatively permanent structures or developments located on, or attached to land.
  13. (Improvements) Any item added to vacant land with the intent of increasing its value or usability.
  14. (Improvements) Anything that is built on the land. (i.e., house, barn, pool, paving etc.)
  15. (Improvements) For land or buildings, improvements (also known as capital improvements) are the expenses of permanently upgrading your property rather than maintaining or repairing it. ...
  16. (Improvements) Generally, buildings, but may include any permanent structure or other development. such as a street, utilities. etc.
  17. (Improvements) additions to raw land such as buildings, streets, sewers, etc. that increase the value of the property.
  18. (Improvements) The building erected on land, as distinct from the land itself
  19. (IMPROVEMENTS) An addition to land which costs labor or capital (buildings, pavements, etc.), more or less permanently attached. More than repair or replacement.
  20. (IMPROVEMENTS) Things built on land which become a part of the real property.
  21. (Improvements) An expenditure that extends the useful life of an asset for longer than one year.
  22. (Improvements) Generally, physical changes which enhance the capital value of land or buildings. These may include additional buildings, extensions to existing buildings, installation of new services, eg. central heating and air conditioning and infrastructure works. ...
  23. (Improvements) Man-made additions to the land that may or may not add value to it, including structures, building, or facilities placed on or in land, e.g., buildings, streets, sewers, water lines.
  24. (Improvements) Significant works to be carried out to a property, block or estate but not work that is required to remedy disrepair.
  25. (Improvements) Street work, storm drainage, utilities and landscaping to be installed, or agreed to be installed, by the subdivider or developer on the land to be used for public streets, highways, and easements, as are necessary for the general use of the lot owners and local traffic; or to ...