Definition of alteration
1 : the act or process of altering something The dress needs alteration for a proper fit. : the state of being altered
2 : the result of changing or altering something She made some alterations to her will.
Examples of alteration in a Sentence
the alteration of the pattern
They did a good job on the dress alteration.
He made alterations in his will.
Recent Examples of alteration from the Web
But when the staff is forced to make at least one alteration to the lineup, Sporting KC is just 1-3-2, an average of 0.83 points per match.
Organizers have made a few alterations to Cleveland Beer Week, which kicks off Friday, Oct. 13.
Lanning and Allen have made many alterations and upgrades.
Indeed, the Final Tribal Council of the season was perhaps the biggest and most successful alteration to the game.
Those bits, and the energetic profanity in the script (written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift), represent cosmetic alterations intended to secure an R rating, at the moment a mark of credibility in the world of big-screen comedy.
Each week, Wired breaks down the new episode in comparison to the books, and gauges whether the alterations to the story and characters constitute wise adaptation or pointless tampering.
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Origin and Etymology of alteration
First Known Use: 14th century
ALTERATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of alteration for English Language Learners
: the act, process, or result of changing or altering something
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