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Improvement

The act of adding something to a property such that it increases the property's value. For example, if one builds a house on a piece of land, the land usually becomes more valuable. Thus, the house is considered an improvement.

improvement

An increase in the value of real estate achieved by changing its configuration or by adding to it. Also called land improvement.
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Then every Athenian improves and elevates them; all with the exception of myself; and I alone am their corrupter?
If it has taken centuries or thousands of years to improve or modify most of our plants up to their present standard of usefulness to man, we can understand how it is that neither Australia, the Cape of Good Hope, nor any other region inhabited by quite uncivilised man, has afforded us a single plant worth culture.
A man preserves and breeds from an individual with some slight deviation of structure, or takes more care than usual in matching his best animals and thus improves them, and the improved individuals slowly spread in the immediate neighbourhood.
It brightens the eye, improves the voice, imparts a new vivacity to one's thoughts and conversation: you should try it, Ned.
In 1993, the National Institute of Multimedia Education (NIME) inaugurated a project to apply new approaches to improve university education.
It is hypothesized that if these skills did not improve, standardized test scores and behavior would not have consistently improved at a significant rate.
In thermoplastics, ethylene terpolymers improve impact resistance of PVC, ABS, SAN, SMA, and PC.
Six Sigma adherents use the acronym DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) to explain their approach--a systematic and logical approach to improving processes.
The experts interviewed for this article cited several examples of performance chemical use that help improve machine efficiency, promote consistent retention and drainage, increase machine speed, and lower energy consumption.
We are looking forward to collaborating with LACOE, assessing that support they can give to the school site and using funds to improve areas that we need to improve on,'' Superintendent David Vierra said.
Governments at all levels are looking for ways to improve how they communicate, interact and respond to the needs of the specific communities they serve.
In addition, by increasing flexibility in the number of cylinders that are cut off and further advancing variable valve systems, Honda aims to improve the fuel efficiency of its VCM system by 11% compared to the level of 2005.