betterment

  • 1Betterment — Betterment, making better, is a general term used particularly in connection with the increased value given to real property by causes for which a tenant or the public, but not the owner, is responsible; it is thus of the nature of unearned… …

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  • 2betterment — index advancement (improvement), amendment (correction), behalf, correction (change), development ( …

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  • 3betterment — bet‧ter‧ment [ˈbetəmənt ǁ tər ] noun [uncountable] PROPERTY an increase in the value of property caused by improvements in the area surrounding the property: • It is logical to balance the compensation paid to aggrieved owners by collecting a… …

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  • 4Betterment — Bet ter*ment, n. 1. A making better; amendment; improvement. W. Montagu. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) An improvement of an estate which renders it better than mere repairing would do; generally used in the plural. [U. S.] Bouvier. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5betterment — 1590s, from BETTER (Cf. better) + MENT (Cf. ment) …

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  • 6betterment — [n] improvement advancement, amelioration, mastery, melioration, progress, prosperity, upgrading; concept 244 Ant. deterioration, impairment, unhealthiness, worsening …

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  • 7betterment — ► NOUN ▪ improvement …

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  • 8betterment — [bet′ərmənt] n. 1. a making or being made better; improvement ☆ 2. Law an improvement that increases the value of property and is more extensive than mere repairs …

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  • 9Betterment — A type of action or cost expenditure that contributes towards improving an asset s performance and/or increasing its value. Betterments do not include general maintenance related actions that seek to sustain an asset s current value. For example …

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  • 10betterment — bet|ter|ment [ˈbetəmənt US tər ] n [singular] formal improvement, especially in someone s social and economic position for the betterment of sb/sth ▪ social change for the betterment of society as a whole …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11betterment — [[t]be̱tə(r)mənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N of n The betterment of something is the act or process of improving its standard or status. [FORMAL] His research is for the betterment of mankind. Syn: improvement …

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  • 12betterment — In the USA, the replacement of a major item of plant or machinery by one that will provide better performance; betterment thus involves capital expenditure …

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  • 13betterment — noun Musharraf spoke of his desire for the betterment of Pakistan and its people Syn: improvement, amelioration, advancement, change for the better, furtherance, upgrading, enhancement; reform, rectification …

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  • 14betterment — The enhancement of the condition and operational functionality of a *fixed asset. Betterment costs are normally *capitalized in a *balance sheet. Contrast *maintenance …

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  • 15betterment — noun Date: 1598 1. a making or becoming better 2. an improvement that adds to the value of a property or facility …

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  • 16betterment — /bet euhr meuhnt/, n. 1. the act or process of bettering; improvement. 2. an improvement of property other than by mere repairs. [1590 1600; BETTER1 + MENT] * * * …

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  • 17betterment — noun a) An improvement. b) An improvement to a property that adds to its value …

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  • 18betterment — Synonyms and related words: Great Leap Forward, about face, accommodation, adaptation, adjustment, advance, advancement, alteration, amelioration, amendment, apostasy, ascent, bettering, boost, break, change, change of heart, changeableness,… …

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  • 19betterment — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. improvement, prosperity, upgrading, progress; see improvement 1 , 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. improvement, enrichment, advancement, promotion, upgrading. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. The act of making better… …

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  • 20betterment — bet|ter|ment [ betərmənt ] noun uncount FORMAL improvement …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English