Definition of betterment in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbedərmənt/


1The act or process of improving something: they believed that what they were doing was vital for the betterment of society [as modifier]: working at betterment projects throughout the city
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  • They show how huge projects worked for the betterment of society, both in a physical and psychological sense.
  • I believe politics and politicians are vital to the betterment of society.
  • It's not brought any betterment to the society as a whole.
improvement, amelioration, advancement, change for the better, furtherance, upgrading, enhancement;
reform, rectification
1.1The enhanced value of real property arising from local improvements: [as modifier]: a betterment charge
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  • The evidential burden of establishing betterment is on the defendant.
  • Thus, there would be an issue of betterment if replacement value were awarded.
  • That, in my judgement, involves betterment, since the defendants had given some warning about the lead.

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Syllabification: bet·ter·ment

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