Definition of alteration in English:

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alteration

Pronunciation: /ɔːltəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/
/ˈɒltəreɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

[mass noun]
The action or process of altering or being altered: careful alteration of old buildings [count noun]: alterations had to be made
More example sentences
  • The only major alteration was the transformation of a poky shower room and toilet into an elegant pampering place.
  • Is it even remotely possible that there will be a grand macro change without significant micro alteration here?
  • Jung accepted that this course is never intractably fixed; it may at any time be subject to alteration.
Synonyms
change, adjustment, adaptation, modification, variation, conversion, revision, amendment;
remodelling, reshaping, remoulding, redoing, reconstruction, rebuilding, recasting, reorganization, rearrangement, reordering, reshuffling, restyling, rejigging, reworking, renewal, renewing, revamping, renovation, remaking;
metamorphosis, transformation, transfiguration, translation, evolution, mutation, sea change
humorous transmogrification

Derivatives

alterative

Pronunciation: /ˈɔːltərətɪv/
/ˈɒltərətɪv/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Deborah Willis celebrates the alterative body of a black female body-builder: hard-muscled and tattooed, the woman's physical prowess is evident through the close-up of her contoured back and torso.
  • Amalaki is considered to be a Pitta rasayana, with astringent, stomachic, carminative, alterative, immunomodulant, adaptogenic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antipyretic, and trichogenous properties.
  • Medicines and herbs that are cooling, purging, laxative, antipyretic, alterative and blood detoxifying, cholagogic (releasing bile) are appropriate for treating Fire imbalances.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French, or from late Latin alteratio(n-), from the verb alterare (see alter).

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