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See also: amélioration
- melioration (archaic)
From French amélioration.
amelioration (countable and uncountable, plural ameliorations)
- The act of making better.
- 1834, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], chapter XXXII, in Francesca Carrara. […], volume III, London: Richard Bentley, […], (successor to Henry Colburn), →OCLC, page 262:
- The tumult was over, and all things returned to their old place; and the abuse remained without remedy, and the wrong without redress. Ah! if the doctrine of amelioration be true, what a mighty debt does the future owe to the past!
- Antonym: deterioration
- An improvement.
- Synonym: revamp
- (linguistics) The process by which a term gains a more positive connotation over time.
- Antonym: pejoration
- (philosophy) An ameliorative change of a concept or a repertoire of concepts.
act of making better
process in which a term gains a more positive connotation over time
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