Definitions for Alterationˌɔl təˈreɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

al•ter•a•tionˌɔl təˈreɪ ʃən(n.)

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

  2. a change; modification.

Origin of alteration:

1350–1400

Princeton's WordNet

  1. change, alteration, modification(noun)

    an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

    "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"

  2. alteration, modification, adjustment(noun)

    the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)

  3. revision, alteration(noun)

    the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification)

    "it would require a drastic revision of his opinion"

Wiktionary

  1. alteration(Noun)

    The act of altering or making different.

  2. alteration(Noun)

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

  3. Origin: From alteracion (French altération), from alteratio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alteration(noun)

    the act of altering or making different

  2. Alteration(noun)

    the state of being altered; a change made in the form or nature of a thing; changed condition

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Alteration' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4623

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Alteration' in Nouns Frequency: #2271


Translations for Alteration

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

alteration(noun)

The alterations he has made to the play have not improved it.

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