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improved, past participle; improved, past tense; improves, 3rd person singular present; improving, present participle;
  1. Make or become better
    • - we’ve used technology to improve relations with customers
    • - improved road and rail links
    • - his condition improved after glass was removed from his arm
  2. Develop or increase in mental capacity by education or experience
    • - I subscribed to two magazines to improve my mind
  3. Achieve or produce something better than
    • - they are trying to improve on the tired old style
  4. Increase the value of (real property) by renovation, construction, landscaping, etc
    • - improved property in an urban renewal project area

  1. better: to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
  2. (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"
  3. (improved) (of land) made ready for development or agriculture by clearing of trees and brush; "improved farmlands"
  4. (improvement) a change for the better; progress in development
  5. (improvement) the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property"
  6. (improving) getting higher or more vigorous; "its an up market"; "an improving economy"
  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. to make (something) better; to increase the value or productivity (of something); to become better
  9. (improved) something that has been made better; enhanced
  10. (improvement) 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; ...
  11. (Improved) Term used to indicate a standard cartridge case which has been altered by fireforming to reduce body taper and/or increase shoulder angle. Improved cases have greater powder capacity than the corresponding standard case.
  12. (IMPROVED) Influence of Introduction of Mycophenolate Mofetil and Reduction of Cyclosporine on Renal Dysfunction After Cardiac Transplantation [study]
  13. (Improved) An item that has been altered or added to at a later date to improve its style.
  14. (Improved) seedlings, trees, seeds, etc., that have been genetically selected and/or bred to increase growth potential, disease resistance, or other desirable characteristics.
  15. (Improvement) Usually some sort of manmade structure, although perhaps not always a literal “improvement”.
  16. (Improvement) Any structure, usually privately owned, erected on a site to enhance the value of the property--for example, building a fence or a driveway. A publicly owned structure added to or benefiting land, such as a curb, sidewalk, street or sewer.
  17. (Improvement) The positive effect of a process change effort.  Improvement may result from incremental changes or from a major breakthrough.
  18. (Improvement) A structure or building on the property.
  19. (Improvement) An addition to a property that enhances its value.
  20. (improvement) n. any permanent structure on real property, or any work on the property (such as planting trees) which increases its value.
  21. (improvement) A structural addition to the land which can be considered to be a fixture.
  22. (Improvement) Buildings or other more or less permanent structures or developments located on a parcel of land.
  23. (IMPROVEMENT) Works or repairs accomplished in a property to improve his/her state, to beautify him/it or to solve a problem.
  24. (Improvement) 20% baseline score reduction, irrespective of later deterioration above the achieved improvement score.
  25. (Improvement) A physical change or addition made on a property so as to increase its value or enhance its appearance.