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im·prove·ment

improvement

 
 
pronunciation:
ihm pruv mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of improving or the condition of being improved.
The teacher noticed an improvement in his handwriting.
synonyms:
enhancement
similar words:
correction, gain, recuperation, reform
definition 2: a change that makes something better than it was.
Cutting your hair was an improvement.
synonyms:
advance, enhancement
antonyms:
deterioration
similar words:
correction, gain, progress, reform
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The word improvement contains the following part:
-ment Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or instance of
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The suffix -ment attaches to Latin verb roots (e.g., doc, reg, sed) or to English verbs of Latin origin to form nouns.