alteration

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noun al·ter·ation \ˌȯl-tə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of alteration

  1. 1 :  the act or process of altering something <The dress needs alteration for a proper fit.> :  the state of being altered

  2. 2 :  the result of changing or altering something <She made some alterations to her will.>

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.

Origin and Etymology of alteration

see alter


First Known Use: 14th century


ALTERATION Defined for English Language Learners

alteration

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noun al·ter·ation \ˌȯl-tə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of alteration for English Language Learners

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


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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