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Definitions of alteration

  1. the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification); "it would require a drastic revision of his opinion" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of altering or making different. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The state of being altered; a change made in the form or nature of a thing; changed condition. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Change. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Act of altering; change. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. The act or result of altering; modification; change. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The act of altering; the change made. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. A varying in some way; a change. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for alteration

  1. What he had done in the Glyptothek and in the Pinacothek might be done with the best results in England, in defiance of the weather, of the river, of the mere days, of the divine order of alteration and, in a word, of heaven and earth. – Essays by Alice Meynell
  2. As I have said, no alteration in the testator's circumstances had taken place at the time the new will was executed. – The Mystery of 31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman
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