Definition of alteration
- The dress needs alteration for a proper fit.
- She made some alterations to her will.
the alteration of the pattern
They did a good job on the dress alteration.
He made alterations in his will.
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: the act, process, or result of changing or altering something
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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