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  1. Reforms

    Reform (Latin: reformo) means the improvement or amendment of what is wrong, corrupt, unsatisfactory, etc. The use of the word in this way emerges in the late 18th century and is believed to originate from Christopher Wyvill's Association movement which identified “Parliamentary Reform” as its primary aim. Reform is generally regarded as antithetical to revolution. Developing countries may carry out a wide range of reforms to improve their living standards, often with support from international financial institutions and aid agencies. This can include reforms to macroeconomic policy, the civil service, and public financial management. In the United States, rotation in office or term limits would, by contrast, be more revolutionary, in altering basic political connections between incumbents and constituents.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'reforms' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3451

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reforms in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

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    The numerical value of reforms in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of reforms in a Sentence

  1. Levada Center:

    It's fair to say that the issue of pension reforms will return to the top (of the agenda) after the end of the tournament.

  2. Assistant Commerce Minister Li Chenggang:

    I want to stress that the Chinese government's attitude to support business cooperation between the two countries will not change, its determination to push forward reforms and improve the business environment will not change, and its stance of opposing unilateralism and supporting multilateralism will not change, they go low, we go high.

  3. The BBA:

    In order to deliver the reforms on time - banks, the regulatory authorities and a number of government agencies will need to pull together to avoid any bottlenecks, in particular we’d like the regulators to try to put in place the new regime as quickly as possible to allow banks to make final decisions about how to structure their businesses.

  4. Med Jones:

    There is an undercurrent of cultural changes in the Middle East region driven by the globalization of media and the Internet. Smart leaders will anticipate these changes and initiate gradual democratic reforms to avoid political instability and economic problems.

  5. Nadiya Savchenko:

    I don't want to scare anyone, i want people to understand, the old politicians of the old school to understand, that Ukraine now needs reforms, not only in every sector, but in politics. They must understand this and feel that a reset is needed -- to allow young blood.

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