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Dictionary Definition

melioration

Noun

1 the act of relieving ills and changing for the better [syn: amelioration, betterment]
2 a condition superior to an earlier condition; "the new school represents a great improvement" [syn: improvement] [ant: decline]
3 the linguistic process in which over a period of time a word grows more positive in connotation or more elevated in meaning

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English

Noun

  1. An improvement, betterment or amelioration
  2. The process in which a term gains a more positive connotation over time

Translations

improvement
  • Croatian: melioracija
process in which a term gains a more positive connotation over time
  • Croatian: melioracija

Extensive Definition

Amelioration may refer to one of the following.
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