Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of making improvement.
- Tending to cause improvement; affording means or occasion of improvement; that may be used to advantage.
- n. In metallurgy, an operation for removing a portion of the impurities from argentiferous lead by exposing the molten metal to the oxidizing influence of the air. The impurities, as they become oxidized, are removed from the surface of the bath by an iron rake, and the operation is continued until a nearly pure alloy of lead and silver is obtained. Also called
- adj. getting better
- v. present participle of improve.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Tending to improve, beneficial; growing better.
- adj. getting higher or more vigorous
“Pelosi has opening stated she will work on, what she calls improving the current bill (ie single payer).”
“Sullivan says university officials are attributing the increase to what he called the improving academic reputation at the university.”
“One of the most eminent and closely involved members of the Consilium which supervised the reform process, Cardinal Antonelli can help us to understand the inner polarizations that influenced the different decisions of the Reform and help us to be courageous in improving or changing that which was erroneously introduced and which appears to be incompatible with the true dignity of the Liturgy.”
“Such an unblinkered look at the liturgical reforms can, Msgr Ranjith writes, help us to be courageous in improving or changing that which was erroneously introduced and which appears to be incompatible with the true dignity of the Liturgy.”
“Two reports released yesterday “show that progress in improving the quality of health care and narrowing health disparities among ethnic groups remains agonizingly slow, and that patient safety may actually be declining.””
“Furniture that not only serves its traditional functions but also takes an active role in improving our environment is just the kind of innovation we love to see at Inhabitat.”
“It's attitudes like yours that keep the average person engaged in improving education.”
“What you're writing is factual nonsense, and you don't seem to have any interest in improving your knowledge about this subject, and as a result, you are a suitable object of lampoonery.”
“The exam had a major overhaul recently, attesting to the interest that DCRA has in improving standards for professional guides.”
“It is quite effective in improving the blood sugar, in normalizing the blood sugar or delaying the occurrence of diabetes in these individuals," he said.”
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