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improvement

n. any permanent structure on real property, or any work on the property (such as planting trees) which increases its value.

improvement

noun amelioration, betterment, change for the better, melioration, recovery, rehabilitation
Associated concepts: improvement bond, improvement district
See also: advance, advancement, advantage, amendment, augmentation, behalf, benefit, betterment, boom, change, correction, development, edification, growth, headway, increase, panacea, profit, progress, promotion, prosperity, reform, rehabilitation, renewal, reorganization, repair, revision, revival

IMPROVEMENT, estates. This term is of doubtful meaning It would seem to apply principally to buildings, though generally it extends to amelioration of every description of property, whether real or personal; it is generally explained by other words.
     2. Where, by the terms of a lease, the covenant was to leave at the end of the term a water-mill with all the fixtures, fastenings, and improvements, during the demise fixed, fastened, or set up on or upon the premises, in good plight and condition, it was held to include a pair of new millstones set up by the lessee during the term, although the custom of the country in general authorized the tenant to remove them. 9 Bing. 24; 3 Sim. 450; 2 Ves. & Bea. 349. Vide 3 Yeates, 71; Addis. R. 335; 4 Binn. R. 418; 5 Binn. R. 77; 5 S. & R. 266; 1 Binn. R. 495; 1 John. Ch. R. 450; 15 Pick. R. 471. Vide Profits. 2 Man. & Gra. 729, 757; S. C. 40 Eng. C. L. R. 598, 612.
     3. Tenants in common are not bound to pay for permanent improvements, made on the common property, by one of the tenants in common without their consent. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1881.

IMPROVEMENT, rights. An addition of some useful thing to a machine, manufacture or composition of matter.
     2. The patent law of July 4, 1836, authorizes the granting of a patent for any new and useful improvement on any art, machine manufacture or composition of matter. Sect. 6. It is often very difficult to say what is a new and useful improvement, the cases often approach very near to each other. In the present improved state of machinery, it is almost impracticable not to employ the same elements of motion, and in some particulars, the same manner of operation, to produce any new effect. 1 Gallis. 478; 2 Gallis. 51. See 4 B. & Ald. 540; 2 Kent, Com. 370.

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Nowhere was this more apparent than in the Welsh uplands, with a quarter of all UK land improvement taking place in Powys alone.
The resurfacing is a capitalized land improvement eligible for bonus depreciation if the improvements were made before 2005.
including work in the field of breeding and forest protection (including protectioncrop by erecting fences), fire protection, harvesting and skiddingand the nursery, agro-technical land improvement, seed production and selection of trees, maintenanceObjects forest care and maintenance of drainage ditches to perform at the White Podlaska Forestry Commission in 2016.
Ensuring profitability and viability are crucial and we need a proper balance between efficient farming practices, land improvement and stockmanship on the one hand, with conservation and care for the environment on the other.
It seems unjust that after years of investment in buildings and land improvement and increasing stock levels we all receive the same payments based on area and not on what stock we produce.
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He has been the recipient of the All Wales Grassland Society hill land improvement award and is a strong advocate for retaining the environment.
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Land improvement in the hills was not normally a blanket removal of indigenous species but rather an infusion of more productive species into the existing swards and the encouragement and maintenance of these species through liming and fertilising at relatively low levels.