[Difference at different times] Change.

[Antonyms: permanence.]

[Nouns] change, alteration, mutation, permutation, variation, modification, modulation, inflexion, mood, qualification, innovation, metastasis, deviation, turn, evolution, revolution; diversion; break.

transformation, transfiguration; metamorphosis; transmutation; deoxidization; transubstantiation; mutagenesis, transanimation, transmigration, metempsychosis; avatar; alterative.

conversion (gradual change) [more]; revolution (sudden or radical change) [more]; inversion (reversal) [more]; displacement [more]; transference [more].

changeableness [more]; tergiversation (change of mind) [more].

[Verbs] change, alter, vary, wax and wane; modulate, diversify, qualify, tamper with; turn, shift, veer, tack, chop, shuffle, swerve, warp, deviate, turn aside, evert, intervert; pass to, take a turn, turn the corner, resume.

work a change, modify, vamp, superinduce; transform, transfigure, transmute, transmogrify, transume; metamorphose, ring the changes.

innovate, introduce new blood, shuffle the cards; give a turn to, give a color to; influence, turn the scale; shift the scene, turn over a new leaf.

recast [more]; reverse [more]; disturb [more]; convert into [more].

[Adjectives] changed; newfangled; changeable [more]; transitional; modifiable; alterative.

[Adverbs] mutatis mutandis ["The necessary changes having been made" (Latin)].

[Interjections] quantum mutatus! ["How (much) changed!" (Latin)]

[Phrases] "a change came o'er the spirit of my dream" [Byron]; nous avons chang� tout cela [Moli�re. "We have changed all that" (French)]; tempora mutantur nos et mutamur in illis ["The times are changed even as we are changed in them" (Latin)]; non sum qualis eram [Horace. "I am not as I used to be" (Latin)]; casaque tourner; corpora lente augescent cito extinguuntur [Tacitus. "Bodies grow slowly but are snuffed out quickly" (Latin)]; in statu quo ante bellum ["In the state in which it was before the war" (Latin)]; "still ending and beginning still" [Cowper]; vox audita perit littera scripta manet ["The voice heard vanishes, the letter written remains" (Latin)].

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