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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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Get examples from one to two students and prompt, "Tell us what you did to improve or stay at a good level.
Silane coupling agents, when used with reinforcements, can be improve impact strength, tensile strength, and other properties such as detergent resistance and dimensional stability.
Hercules' Ranson noted that increased energy costs have significantly increased pressure on mills to improve efficiency.
The auditors, called School Assistance and Intervention Teams, recommended steps to improve academic performance.
Cisco CallManager improves public safety by simplifying communication in emergencies with features like unified messaging, simple multimedia conferencing, and collaborative contact centers.
Improve the ratio of placements featuring critical messages.
Overall, because of the relatively high variation in patient costs, cost forecasting is one of the few ways that a SNF can both protect itself against unanticipated and uncompensated expense and improve efficiency of patient management to assure margins.
The third impeding factor Batalden points to is health care professionals who are hobbled in their attempts to improve quality by a basic lack of knowledge of how to achieve it.
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), which provides funding to States to support victim compensation and assistance programs and works to improve our Nation's response to victims of crime and their families.
The center will also continue its efforts to improve its regular ferroalloy line, such as ferrosilicon and ferromanganese, to meet the challenge of continuous improvement.
Top-line products and extensive service offerings are helping the retailer to improve customer satisfaction, even while it has added many stores over the last year.
Specialty lubricant concentrates for most thermoplastics reportedly improve wear resistance and mold release, reduce warpage and rejects, lower material and energy costs, make finishing easier, and reduce tool wear.