What does betterment mean?

Definitions for betterment
ˈbɛt ər məntbet·ter·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. improvement, betterment, advancenoun

    a change for the better; progress in development

  2. bettermentnoun

    an improvement that adds to the value of a property or facility

  3. amelioration, melioration, bettermentnoun

    the act of relieving ills and changing for the better


  1. bettermentnoun

    An improvement.

  2. bettermentnoun

    An improvement to a property that adds to its value.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bettermentnoun

    a making better; amendment; improvement

  2. Bettermentnoun

    an improvement of an estate which renders it better than mere repairing would do; -- generally used in the plural


  1. Betterment

    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 increment. When, for instance, some public improvement results in raising the value of a piece of private land, and the owner is thereby bettered through no merit of his own, he gains by the betterment, and many economists and politicians have sought to arrange, by taxation or otherwise, that the increased value shall come into the pocket of the public rather than into the owner's. A betterment tax would be assessed in order to divert from the owner of the property the profit thus accruing unearned to him. The whole problem is one of the incidence of taxation and the question of land values, and various applications of the principle of betterment have been tried in the United States and in England, raising considerable controversy from time to time.


  1. Betterment

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of betterment in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of betterment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of betterment in a Sentence

  1. Joy Luk:

    The people in Hong Kong think that as disabled people, we can do nothing to contribute to the betterment of society, protesting is a way to express my opinion and to show my ability to others.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Look here! God gave you unique gifts and talents in order for you to be the best person that you can be. And then most impotantly, for you to touch or enrich the lives of others. That is to say, your God-given talents or gifts (your money, riches, insights, motivations, inspirations or stuffs like that) are not just given to you for your own good or betterment. They are equally given to you so that you can use them to better someone else's life or other people's lives. Yes! that is it and that is that, period. ~Emeasoba George

  3. Anitha Shenoy:

    Anything for [ transgender people's ] betterment can't be one step forward and three steps backwards.

  4. Henry Ford:

    The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life.

  5. Angela Rye:

    You want to give Donald Trump kudos for throwing Cheez-It bits at you and then criticize the people who have spent their careers doing things for the betterment of black people and black society, and I would just say at that point, if you still go over to Donald Trump after that : Shame on you.

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    a diacritical mark (-) placed above a vowel to indicate a long sound
    • A. liniment
    • B. larceny
    • C. macron
    • D. jocularity

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