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Pronunciation:  `oltu'reyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
  2. [n]  the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification); "it would require a drastic revision of his opinion"
  3. [n]  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"

ALTERATION is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: adjustment, change, modification, modification, revision
 See Also: accommodation, adaptation, birth, breakup, change, chromosomal mutation, conversion, damage, death, decease, decrease, deformation, destabilization, detachment, development, distraction, drop-off, easing, fluctuation, genetic mutation, happening, harm, impairment, increase, laxation, lessening, loosening, loss of consciousness, metamorphosis, moderation, modulation, mutation, nascence, nascency, nativity, natural event, occurrence, play, qualification, relief, reorganization, revolution, scintillation, separation, shift, shimmer, sparkling, sublimation, surprise, tightening, transfiguration, transformation, transformation, transition, translation, transmutation, twinkle, variation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Al`ter*a"tion\, n. [Cf. F. alt['e]ration.]
1. The act of altering or making different.

         Alteration, though it be from worse to better, hath
         in it incoveniences.                  --Hooker.

2. The state of being altered; a change made in the form or
   nature of a thing; changed condition.

         Ere long might perceive Strange alteration in me.

         Appius Claudius admitted to the senate the sons of
         those who had been slaves; by which, and succeeding
         alterations, that council degenerated into a most
         corrupt.                              --Swift.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: Changing or making different.
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