What does betterment mean?

Definitions for betterment
ˈbɛt ər məntbet·ter·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. improvement, betterment, advance(noun)

    a change for the better; progress in development

  2. betterment(noun)

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

  3. amelioration, melioration, betterment(noun)

    the act of relieving ills and changing for the better


  1. betterment(Noun)

    An improvement.

  2. betterment(Noun)

    An improvement to a property that adds to its value.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Betterment(noun)

    a making better; amendment; improvement

  2. Betterment(noun)

    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.


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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. Lakshmi Narasimman:

    Maturity is betterment of the existing state.

  2. Associated Press:

    For the betterment ofPakistan, it is necessary to educate girls and empower women.

  3. Tyler Schroeder:

    At what point does the betterment of your constituents outweigh the ideology of this?

  4. Cometan:

    My life is a small sacrifice for the betterment of others and for the furtherance of humanity.

  5. Anitha Shenoy:

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

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