One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The act of making something better; improvement.‘progress brings with it the amelioration of the human condition’
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- ‘The increasingly powerful industrial working class sought the amelioration of its social and economic conditions.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It would also provide a sound basis for targeting scarce resources and developing strategies for remediation and amelioration.’
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