What does alteration mean?

Definitions for alteration
ˌɔl təˈreɪ ʃənal·ter·ation

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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"

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. alteration

    The act and process of to alter.

    The alteration to the wedding dress took an efficient amount of time.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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

How to pronounce alteration?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say alteration in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alteration in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alteration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of alteration in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    If you do not have knowledge or experience of what’s in the box, then you can’t think out-of-the-box; one cannot consider an alteration or alternative without knowledge of the subject or profession.

  3. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Major societal and individual enhancements are only achievable with extraordinary alteration of the thought process.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds.

  5. William Shakespeare, Sonnet CXVI:

    Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.

Images & Illustrations of alteration

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