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Definition of the noun amelioration

What does amelioration mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ameliorations

  1. the act of relieving ills and changing for the better
    • example: I hope that everything will bring about the amelioration of the world and mankind.
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of amelioration: betterment / melioration
    • more generic word: improvement = the act of improving something

Alternative definition of the noun amelioration


  1. The act of making better
  2. an improvement

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for amelioration

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Google previewGlobal Occupational Health (2011)

by Tee L. Guidotti

(Amelioration means to improve the situation; it is used here instead of “curative” because diseases and serious injuries often cannot be completely cured.) Preventive services seek to avoid exposure to hazards, detect disorders at an early ...

Google previewCommunity Psychology (2010)

In Pursuit of Liberation and Well-being by Geoffrey Nelson, Isaac Prilleltensky

Amelioration refers to changes that do not challenge fundamental structures of injustice and inequality, whereas transformation refers to structural changes that go to the root of the problem.

Google previewRice: Soil, Water, Land (1978)

Basic land amelioration is the first and most obvious one and is applied globally, not only for rice but for agriculture in general. By introducing irrigation, land that would normally have low available moisture for the rice crop is transformed to ...

Google previewEcological Responses to the 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens (2005)

by Virginia H. Dale, Frederick J. Swanson, Charles M. Crisafulli

Site amelioration is an important process that can involve changes to soil conditions, microclimate, and microtopogra- phy. Soil development is often an essential factor in succession, especially in the case of primary succession, where soil is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Soil Science (2006)

by R. Lal

Intense salinity or acidity Amelioration and direct seeding with agricultural or amenity grasses and legumes. Using traditional or specialized techniques Amelioration and direct seeding with native species. Seed or transplant ecologically ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of Swearing (2006)

The Social History of Oaths, Profanity, Foul Language, and Ethnic Slurs in the English-Speaking World by Geoffrey Hughes

ANATOMICAL INSULTS Today the use of names of parts of 7 ANATHEMA AMELIORATION.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, Three-Volume Set (2003)

by Denis J Murphy, Brian G Murray

Amelioration. of. Defense. against. Oxidative. Stress. Inmany areasofthe world stresstolerance is avitaltrait. Stressessuchas droughtand extremes (high and low) of temperature aremajor limitations on crop productivity particularly in developing ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Prehistory (2001)

Volume 6: North America by Peter N. Peregrine, Melvin Ember, Human Relations Area Files, inc

By 10,000 years ago, climatic amelioration had been well underway as a result of the retreat of the Wisconsin glacier in eastern North America. At this time, the vast glacial ice that covered Canada and the northern United States had receded ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica (1879)

A Record of the Positive Effects of Drugs Upon the Healthy Human Organism by Timothy Field Allen

— The symptoms continued eight weeks, with no apparent amelioration, but were greatly aggravated by ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History (2013)

by Joan Shelley Rubin, Paul S. Boyer, Professor Scott E. Casper

Amelioration functioned both as a step toward emancipation and as an alternative to it. Opposition to slavery grew more vocal during the American Revolution. By invoking universal, inalienable natural rights and describing themselves as ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ukraine (2016)

Volume V: St-Z by Danylo Husar Struk

Ukrainian Scientific Research Institute of Forest Management and Agroforest Amelioration ...

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Small photo of Little creek in Brandenburg, Pfefferfliess. Was seen near Bad Belzig, in Brandenburg, in the Nuthe-Nieplitz Nature Park. This landscape is a result of land amelioration.Small photo of Little creek in Springtime, Pfefferfliess. Was seen near Bad Belzig, in Brandenburg, in the Nuthe-Nieplitz Nature Park. This landscape is a result of land amelioration. More...

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Scrabble value of A1M3E1L1I1O1R1A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 12-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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