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alteration

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noun al·ter·a·tion \ˌȯl-tə-ˈrā-shən\

Simple Definition of alteration

  • : the act, process, or result of changing or altering something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of alteration

  1. 1 :  the act or process of altering :  the state of being altered

  2. 2 :  the result of altering :  modification

Examples of alteration in a sentence

  1. the alteration of the pattern

  2. They did a good job on the dress alteration.

  3. He made alterations in his will.



14th Century

First Known Use of alteration

14th century


ALTERATION Defined for Kids

alteration

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noun al·ter·ation \ˌȯl-tə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of alteration for Students

  1. 1 :  the act or process of changing something <She began alteration of the design.>

  2. 2 :  the result of changing :  modification <a minor alteration>





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