[im-proov-muh nt] /ɪmˈpruv mənt/
an act of or the state of being .
a change or addition by which a thing is .
a person or thing that represents an advance on another in excellence or achievement:
The new landlord is a great improvement over his greedy predecessor.
a bringing into a more valuable or desirable condition, as of land or real property; betterment.
something done or added to real property that increases its value.
profitable use, as of a period of time.
the act of improving or the state of being improved
something that improves, esp an addition or alteration
alteration of the structure, fixtures, fittings, or decor of a building without changing its function Compare conversion (sense 9)
(usually pl) (Austral & NZ) a building or other works on a piece of land, adding to its value
mid-15c., enprowment “management of something for profit,” from Anglo-French emprowement, from emprouwer “turn to profit” (see improve). Meaning “betterment; amelioration” is from 1640s. Meaning “buildings, etc. on a piece of property” is from 1773. Related: Improvements.
[im-pyoot] /ɪmˈpyut/ verb (used with object), imputed, imputing. 1. to attribute or ascribe: The children imputed magical powers to the old woman. 2. to attribute or ascribe (something discreditable), as to a person. 3. Law. to ascribe to or charge (a person) with an act or quality because of the conduct of another over whom […]
[in-sen-tiv] /ɪnˈsɛn tɪv/ noun 1. something that incites or tends to incite to action or greater effort, as a reward offered for increased productivity. adjective 2. inciting, as to action; stimulating; provocative. /ɪnˈsɛntɪv/ noun 1. a motivating influence; stimulus 2. adjective 3. serving to incite to action n. early 15c., from Late Latin incentivum, noun […]
[in-si-duh nt] /ˈɪn sɪ dənt/ noun 1. an individual occurrence or event. 2. a distinct piece of action, or an episode, as in a story or play. 3. something that occurs casually in connection with something else. 4. something appertaining or attaching to something else. 5. an occurrence of seemingly minor importance, especially involving nations […]
[in-si-den-tl] /ˌɪn sɪˈdɛn tl/ adjective 1. happening or likely to happen in an unplanned or subordinate conjunction with something else. 2. incurred casually and in addition to the regular or main amount: incidental expenses. 3. likely to happen or naturally appertaining (usually followed by to). noun 4. something incidental, as a circumstance. 5. incidentals, minor […]