improving improving  /ɪm ˈpru vɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) getting higher or more vigorous

Usage(s):

  1. From atomic bombs to cell phones, the technological developments of the 20th Century have been profound, both improving our lives and endangering us.
  2. More evidence of Africa turning the corner came Monday, in the form of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation's finding that governance is improving in 31 out of 48 sub-Saharan African countries.
  3. Iranians elected Ahmadinejad, 49, with the clear mandate of improving their economic lives.

News

  1. Mandela’s Health Improving, Says Former President Mbeki

    Nelson Mandela’s health is improving after a two-week stay in a South African hospital where he is receiving treatment for a recurring lung infection, former President Thabo Mbeki said.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Improving the grounds at the Land Conservancy of New Jersey in Montville

    The Goldman Sachs volunteers spent a day improving the grounds at the Land Conservancy of New Jersey in Montville. Volunteers – like Dan Carollo, left, Jeff Wagner and Nancy Rynearson, right - weeded, pruned and raked the garden paths, planted annuals and perennials, removed large branches and debris from around the property, repaired the garden fence and concrete wall, removed invasive plants ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Record

  3. Improving Your Portfolio by Knowing What to Avoid

    Improving Your Portfolio by Knowing What to Avoid        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

Quotes

  1. Mr. Gore called the award meaningful because of his co-winner, calling the IPCC the "world's pre-eminent scientific body devoted to improving our understanding of the climate crisis."
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Al Gore Source: Globe and Mail

  2. "It is my hope that the majority's avowed interest in improving this legislation on the Senate floor is genuine and the partisan gamesmanship is over," said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), promising "many amendments."
    on Apr 28, 2010 By: Mitch McConnell Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "Many of the necessary changes that have been identified, including increasing transparency, improving risk management and attaining better coordination among regulators could provide important support to the process of normalizing our financial...
    on Apr 10, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Washington Post

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