Definitions of melioration
the act of relieving ills and changing for the better
a condition superior to an earlier condition
a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
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an improvement that adds to the value of a property or facility
a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess)
improvement (or an intended improvement) in the existing form or condition of institutions or practices etc.; intended to make a striking change for the better in social or political or religious affairs
refurbishment, renovation, restoration
the state of being restored to its former good condition
state of inadequate development
a reformation intended to counter the results of a prior reformation
a state at a particular time
the linguistic process in which over a period of time a word grows more positive in connotation or more elevated in meaning
a process of linguistic change over a period of time