improved im‧proved [ɪmˈpruːvd] adjective [only before a noun]
better than before:

• improved banking arrangements

• the introduction of new and improved products

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improved UK US /ɪmˈpruːvd/ adjective [before noun]
better than before: »

Highlights of the package include a wage increase, improved health care benefits and better tuition scholarships.

improved earnings/profits/results »

Also contributing to improved earnings is better productivity.


He made improved efficiency a key part of his budget plan.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • improved — adjective 1. made more desirable or valuable or profitable; especially made ready for use or marketing (Freq. 3) new houses are springing up on an improved tract of land near the river an improved breed • Ant: ↑unimproved • Similar to: ↑built, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Improved — Improve Im*prove , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Improved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Improving}.] [Pref. in in + prove, in approve. See {Approve}, {Prove.}] 1. To make better; to increase the value or good qualities of; to ameliorate by care or cultivation; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • improved — im|proved [ımˈpru:vd] adj [usually before noun] better than before ▪ improved performance ▪ Our washing powder now has a new improved formula …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • improved — im|proved [ ım pruvd ] adjective ** better than before: a range of new improved products A more pleasant classroom environment could account for students improved performance …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • improved — adjective better than before: improved performance throughout the company | New improved formula! …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • improved */*/ — UK [ɪmˈpruːvd] / US [ɪmˈpruvd] adjective better than before A more pleasant classroom environment could account for students improved performance. a range of new improved products …   English dictionary

  • improved — adj. Improved is used with these nouns: ↑access, ↑accuracy, ↑efficiency, ↑method, ↑performance, ↑productivity, ↑relation, ↑reliability, ↑sanitation, ↑standard, ↑survival, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

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