Definition of betterment in US English:

betterment

noun

  • 1The act or process of improving something.

    ‘they believed that what they were doing was vital for the betterment of society’
    as modifier ‘working at betterment projects throughout the city’
    • ‘Studies have long shown that women's development is absolutely key to betterment of society as a whole.’
    • ‘I believe politics and politicians are vital to the betterment of society.’
    • ‘All the different cultures of different places on the planet would meet in sport and arts and educational events and in joint projects for the betterment of the quality of life for all.’
    • ‘Most of the educated youth go outside for work and spend their productive years for betterment of other's societies.’
    • ‘They show how huge projects worked for the betterment of society, both in a physical and psychological sense.’
    • ‘We are only trying to do something for the betterment of society.’
    • ‘And not many realise the kind of sacrifices they make, while on duty, for the betterment of society.’
    • ‘Now in all fairness, there are some decent, dedicated people who go into politics with a view to contributing to the betterment of society.’
    • ‘We are part of the rich diversity of British life, and we strive with people of other faiths for the betterment of our society.’
    • ‘The mission of the center is to seek the betterment of society through sports, according to the organization.’
    • ‘For those who are genuinely interested in politics as a means of service for betterment of society, it is still one of the best methods to opt for.’
    • ‘What good is a dead man to the betterment of society?’
    • ‘This is meaningless though because the two are sufficiently dissimilar as to be incomparable, the results of traffic is generally for the betterment of society as a whole.’
    • ‘If the Jalanidhi project is for the betterment of the people, then there is no question of the beneficiaries having to pay for the water supply system.’
    • ‘The public now has the opportunity to give public recognition to those people who give untiringly of their time for the betterment of society.’
    • ‘It's not brought any betterment to the society as a whole.’
    • ‘The outcome of better science should be the betterment of society, on the whole, and an improvement in every individual's life.’
    • ‘She sincerely believed they were all united on these projects for the betterment of Ballina.’
    • ‘Islamic Voice is doing a good job for the upliftment and betterment of the Muslim society.’
    • ‘Any system that improves people's ability to freely trade for their betterment is great capitalism.’
    improvement, amelioration, advancement, change for the better, furtherance, upgrading, enhancement
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    1. 1.1Law The enhanced value of real property arising from local improvements.
      as modifier ‘a betterment charge’
      • ‘The government has finally agreed to process claims from thousands of homeland families arising out of betterment removals.’
      • ‘As the premier body in the town it was incumbent that they recognise the efforts of both for the betterment of the local community.’
      • ‘The evidential burden of establishing betterment is on the defendant.’
      • ‘This arose from government policy position that betterment dispossession did not fulfil the criteria of the Restitution of Land rights Act.’
      • ‘Some say they have paid betterment charges, so it can be considered as BDA approval.’
      • ‘Since commercialization was the order of the day, they decide to make use of those values for the betterment of all concerned.’
      • ‘There will be an allowance of $676, 968 for betterment as referred to in paragraph 53 above.’
      • ‘The modus operandi was simple: He would not remit the betterment charges collected from the residents to the bank.’
      • ‘It may be appropriate at this point to emphasise that uncaptured betterment tends to contribute to urban sprawl in three ways.’
      • ‘Such increases in land value are immune from recoupment by way of betterment levies or development contributions.’
      • ‘It was argued that betterment should be considered.’
      • ‘Thus, there would be an issue of betterment if replacement value were awarded.’
      • ‘That, in my judgement, involves betterment, since the defendants had given some warning about the lead.’
      • ‘In his view, both calculations must be done in order to determine the factor of betterment to the building.’
      • ‘KAC's primary case is that, as a matter of law, no deduction should be made for betterment.’
      • ‘There would be issues relating to the failure to mitigate, issues relating to the replacement computer system and betterment.’
      • ‘The betterment parts that were the obverse of them have been cut out and it is difficult to say that there are not some cases where one person will be dealt with less fairly than another.’
      • ‘Shixini Administrative Area, in Willowvale district, was one of the areas that escaped betterment.’
      • ‘It was another aspect of the Government's decentralisation programme that was working for the betterment of local areas.’
      • ‘I see the issue as to the discount for betterment applied to lost rent differently.’

Pronunciation

betterment

/ˈbedərmənt//ˈbɛdərmənt/