alteration

[ awl-tuh-rey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF alteration
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ALTERATION

These are my reasons in brief, for the alteration of my style.

If, upon perusal of them, you think any alteration necessary, it shall be made.

To effect this object, an alteration of the French frontier is indispensable.

I do not know what you mean, madam, by alteration in Mr. Vivian!

What alteration has happened to give rise to this new idea of connexion?

But, here, it must be distinctly understood, is no alteration produced by climate.

Every shade of alteration in them I was familiar with, for their changes were not many.

As soon as any alteration is made in a place of worship it is photographed.

I certainly was very much struck at his alteration for the worse.

The alteration is unconscious so far as the animal is concerned.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "action of altering," from Old French alteracion (14c.) "change, alteration," and directly from Medieval Latin alterationem (nominative alteratio), noun of action from past participle stem of Late Latin alterare (see alter). Meaning "change in character or appearance" is from 1530s; that of "change in ready-made clothes to suit a customer's specifications" is from 1901. Related: Alterations.

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