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English noun: betterment

1. betterment (event) a change for the better; progress in development

Synonymsadvance, improvement

Broader (hypernym)shift, transformation, transmutation

Narrower (hyponym)accommodation, adjustment, conservation, elaboration, fitting, preservation, recovery, refinement, resurgence, revitalisation, revitalization, revival, revivification

2. betterment (state) an improvement that adds to the value of a property or facility

Broader (hypernym)improvement, melioration

3. betterment (act) the act of relieving ills and changing for the better

Synonymsamelioration, melioration

Broader (hypernym)improvement

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