Meaning of amelioration

a•mel•io•ra•tion

Pronunciation: (u-mēl"yu-rā'shun, u-mē'lē-u-), [key]
— n.
  1. an act or instance of ameliorating; the state of being ameliorated.
  2. something that ameliorates; an improvement.
  3. melioration (def. 1).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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