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The act or process of making better.
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If it has taken centuries or thousands of years to improve or modify most of our plants up to their present standard of usefulness to man, we can understand how it is that neither Australia, the Cape of Good Hope, nor any other region inhabited by quite uncivilised man, has afforded us a single plant worth culture.
A man preserves and breeds from an individual with some slight deviation of structure, or takes more care than usual in matching his best animals and thus improves them, and the improved individuals slowly spread in the immediate neighbourhood.
It is a good tune--you can't improve it any, just off-hand, in this way."
"Why, I'm not trying to improve it--and I am singing like the others-- just as it is in the notes."
Avoiding a sedentary lifestyle may help to improve circulation.
This technology is designed to improve the stability, biological half-life and immunologic characteristics of therapeutic proteins naturally.
In 1993, the National Institute of Multimedia Education (NIME) inaugurated a project to apply new approaches to improve university education.
It is hypothesized that if these skills did not improve, standardized test scores and behavior would not have consistently improved at a significant rate.
In wood/plastic composites Hydrocerol can improve mechanical properties and processing characteristics, reduce weight, cut costs and make the composites easier to fabricate.
Suppliers share information on how they interact with their own suppliers and what Lean initiatives they employ to improve their processes, and they provide recommendations on government improvements.