[im-prop-er] /ɪmˈprɒp ər/
not proper; not strictly belonging, applicable, correct, etc.; erroneous:
He drew improper conclusions from the scant evidence.
not in accordance with propriety of behavior, manners, etc.:
improper conduct at a funeral.
unsuitable or inappropriate, as for the purpose or occasion:
improper attire for a formal dance.
abnormal or irregular:
improper functioning of the speech mechanism.
lacking propriety; not seemly or fitting
unsuitable for a certain use or occasion; inappropriate: an improper use for a tool
irregular or abnormal
mid-15c., “not true,” from French impropre (14c.), from Latin improprius, from assimilated form of in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + proprius (see proper). Meaning “not suited, unfit” is from 1560s; that of “not in accordance with good manners, modesty, decency” is from 1739. Related: Improperly (late 14c.).
noun, Mathematics. 1. Also called infinite integral. a definite integral in which one or both of the limits of integration is infinite. 2. a definite integral in which the integrand becomes infinite at a point or points in the interval of integration. noun 1. a definite integral having one or both limits infinite or having […]
verb (ɪmˈprəʊprɪˌeɪt) 1. (transitive) to transfer (property, rights, etc) from the Church into lay hands adjective (ɪmˈprəʊprɪɪt; -ˌeɪt) 2. transferred in this way
[im-pruh-prahy-i-tee] /ˌɪm prəˈpraɪ ɪ ti/ noun, plural improprieties for 4, 5. 1. the quality or condition of being improper; incorrectness. 2. inappropriateness; unsuitableness. 3. unseemliness; indecorousness. 4. an erroneous or unsuitable expression, act, etc. 5. an improper use of a word or phrase. /ˌɪmprəˈpraɪɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. lack of propriety; indecency; indecorum 2. an […]
[im-proov] /ɪmˈpruv/ verb (used with object), improved, improving. 1. to bring into a more desirable or excellent condition: He took vitamins to improve his health. 2. to make (land) more useful, profitable, or valuable by enclosure, cultivation, etc. 3. to increase the value of (real property) by betterments, as the construction of buildings and sewers. […]
[im-prov] /ˈɪm prɒv/ noun, Informal. 1. . /ˈɪmprɒv/ noun 1. improvised performance, esp by a comedian n. 1970 as colloquial shortening for improvisation. The New York City comedy club, founded in 1963, was, in full, The Improvisation. improvisation