Definition of amelioration in English:

amelioration

Syllabification: a·me·lio·ra·tion
Pronunciation: /əˌmēlyəˈrāSHən
 
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noun

formal
  • The act of making something better; improvement: progress brings with it the amelioration of the human condition
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    • For real amelioration in education is completely contingent upon complementary improvement in the wider societal context.
    • This amelioration is for the most part subjective rather than objective - the individual feels better about him- or herself.
    • Its thrust is towards amelioration of the poor and a lot of distance has been covered.

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