Definitions for Alterationˌɔl təˈreɪ ʃən

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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"


  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

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. altration.]

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Shakespeare:

    Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds.

  2. William Shakespeare, Sonnet CXVI:

    Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.

  3. William Shakespeare, Sonnet cxvi:

    Let me not to the marriage of true minds
    Admit impediments: love is not love
    Which alters when it alteration finds.

  4. Vice President Joe Biden:

    We're not looking to embarrass him, we're not looking for regime change. We're not looking for any fundamental alteration of the circumstances inside Russia. We're looking for him to, in our view, act rationally.

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