Definition of Alteration

1. Noun. An event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another. "The neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"

2. Noun. The act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment).
Exact synonyms: Adjustment, Modification
Specialized synonyms: Laxation, Loosening, Tightening, Accommodation, Adaptation, Tune
Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Adjust, Alter, Alter, Modify, Modify

3. Noun. The act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification). "It would require a drastic revision of his opinion"
Exact synonyms: Revision
Specialized synonyms: Distraction, Misdirection, Modulation, Qualification, Reorganization, Metamorphosis, Transfiguration
Generic synonyms: Transformation, Translation
Derivative terms: Revise, Revise

Definition of Alteration

1. n. The act of altering or making different.

Definition of Alteration

1. Noun. The act of altering or making different. ¹

2. Noun. The state of being altered; a change made in the form or nature of a thing; changed condition. ¹

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Definition of Alteration

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Medical Definition of Alteration

1. 1. A change. 2. A changing; a making different. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Alteration

alter ego
alter egos
alteration (current term)
alterative inflammation
altercursive intubation
altered self hypothesis

Literary usage of Alteration

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Principles of the English Law of Contract and of Agency in Its Relation to by William Reynell Anson, Ernest Wilson Huffcut (1899)
"alteration by accident or mistake occurring under such circumstances as to ... (/S) The alteration must be made without the consent of the other party, ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-notes and by John Barnard Byles, Maurice Barnard Byles, Walter John Barnard Byles (1899)
"Effect of alteration at common law. CHAPTER XXI. alteration OE FORGERY OP A BILL OE NOTE. Effect of alteration at Common Law I'nder the Stamp Acts Where an ..."

3. The Principles of Economic Geology by William Harvey Emmons (1918)
"area of sericitic alteration may be hundreds of feet wide and the chloritic alteration may extend over thousands of feet. At Butte, Mont., the chloritic ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"In the preface to his alteration of ' Philaster,' 1763, the elder Colman states that the 'Spanish Curate ' had been recently revived without success. ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1857)
"This alteration of volume is evident in the case of bodies expanding or contracting by gain or loss of heat; but in chemical combination, where alteration ..."

6. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"alteration OF INSTRUMENTS <g=>25—PLEA OF MATERIAL alteration A PLEA OF CONFESSION AND AVOIDANCE. Where the defense in an action on a note is that a material ..."

7. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"9 Effect of alteration of deed.—The generally accepted rule is that a ... An alteration of the nature last mentioned, that is material and after the ..."

8. United States Supreme Court Reportsby Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"An appointment for A is not the same as an appointment for A and B. In short, the very circumstance, that there is an alteration in the appointment, ..."

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