Betterment



the act or process of bettering; improvement.
an improvement of property other than by mere repairs.
Contemporary Examples

Blindsided in Brazil Mac Margolis June 19, 2013
Ed Brooke: The Senate’s Civil Rights Pioneer and Prophet of a Post-Racial America John Avlon January 3, 2015
An Epidemic of Absence: Destroying the Bugs in Our Bodies Can Be Dangerous to Our Health Moises Velasquez-Manoff September 8, 2012
The Best Christopher Hitchens Longreads David Sessions December 16, 2011
Only Six Books: Excerpt From Jeanette Winterson’s New Memoir Jeanette Winterson March 6, 2012

Historical Examples

Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, October 1899 Various
Booker T. Washington Emmett J. Scott and Lyman Beecher Stowe
Selina George Madden Martin
Desert Dust Edwin L. Sabin
An Introduction to the History of Western Europe James Harvey Robinson

noun
a change for the better; improvement
(property law) an improvement effected on real property that enhances the value of the property
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