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Any changes made in a project which increases its value, such as the addition to a building or a home. An improvement may also be made by drainage, removing unsightly objects or growths; any act which serves to add utility, beauty, or otherwise increases the value of the property.


A structure or public utility or any other installation or physical change made in a property to increase its value and utility or to improve its appearance.
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In the vale, which lay at a distance of several hundred feet lower, there was what, in the language of the country, was called a clearing, and all the usual improvements of a new settlement; these even extended up the hill to the point where the road turned short and ran across the level land, which lay on the summit of the mountain; but the summit itself remained in the forest.
Norris, who had begun to redden, was appeased; and, for a little while, other subjects took place of the improvements of Sotherton.
All these, and other wonderful improvements in ethics, religion, and literature, being made plain to my comprehension by the ingenious Mr.
Granted that the majority are able at last either to own or hire the modern house with all its improvements.
Chemistry is that branch of natural philosophy in which the greatest improvements have been and may be made; it is on that account that I have made it my peculiar study; but at the same time, I have not neglected the other branches of science.
It soon appeared that he came to announce an improvement.
Vanstone should take place -whether it is only an improvement for the time, or whether it is the permanent improvement for which we all hope -- in either case I entreat you to let me know of it immediately.
Pambrune for their improvement Religion Code of laws Range of the Lower Nez Perces Camash, and other roots Nez Perce horses Preparations for departure Refusal of supplies Departure A laggard and glutton
The Northern weather so far shows no sign of improvement.
Her love of dirt gave way to an inclination for finery, and she grew clean as she grew smart; she had now the pleasure of sometimes hearing her father and mother remark on her personal improvement.
For it appears and is allowed in many particulars the constitution of Lacedaemon was formed in imitation of that of Crete; and in general most new things are an improvement upon the old.
The improvement that has taken place in the character of the teachers is even more marked than in the case of the ministers.

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