Improve means to make something better. It may also refer to:


* Bread improver
* Improver Corporation: Improver v Remington, a 1990 United Kingdom patent infringement law court case


* Improved clinch knot, a knot
* Most Improved Player, a sports award
* New and improved, a popular advertising slogan
** "New and Improved", a 2001 music album by "Mice"
* Improved Order of Heptasophs, an 1878 fraternal organization

* LNWR Improved Precedent Class, a steam locomotive
* Improved-definition television (IDTV)
* Improved Touring, a category of classifications for cars in amateur road racing
* Improved Orion, a sounding rocket


* "Improvement Era", magazine of the "Church of the Latter-Day Saints" from 1897-1970
* Home improvement, the process of renovating or making additions to a home
* "Home Improvement", a 1990s television show
* Airport Improvement Fee
* Natural vision improvement

* Improvement commissioners, an early form of government in 18th-century Britain
* Improvement and Development Agency, a 1998 British governmental agency
* Improvement district
* Land improvement
* Improvement district
* Capital Improvement Plan
* Environmental Quality Improvement Act

* Quality improvement organizations
* The Health Improvement Network, a United Kingdom medical database

* Achievement Improvement Monitor, an Australian educational testing system
* Improvement trust
* Ontario Swine Improvement
* Organic Crop Improvement Association
* South Improvement Company, a railroad-oil-related Pennsylvania corporation in the early 1870s
* Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League

:Business management:* Business Process Improvement:* Continual improvement:* Performance improvement/Performance improvement plan:* Focused improvement:* Quality improvement

* Network Improvement, in telecommunications
* Preemphasis improvement, in radio
** FM improvement threshold
** FM improvement factor
* Improved Multi-Band Excitation, a vocoder
* Improvement Support Systems

ee also

* Improv
* Better


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