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alteration (ˌɔːltəˈreɪʃən Pronunciation for alteration



  1. an adjustment, change, or modification
  2. the act of altering or state of being altered

Translations for 'alteration'

  • British English: alteration An alteration is a change in or to something. NOUNMaking some simple alterations to your diet will make you feel fitter.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: alteração
  • Chinese: 改动改动動
  • European Spanish: cambio
  • French: modification
  • German: Änderung
  • Italian: modifica
  • Japanese: 変更
  • Korean: 변화
  • Portuguese: alteração
  • Spanish: cambio

Example Sentences Including 'alteration'

Also make a small separate pile for those items that need to be taken away for alteration or repair.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)
Biochemical alteration of the lens proteins is thought to be involved.
Mayes, Adrienne The Dictionary of Nutritional Health
However, in a curious way no such alteration will allow itself to be made.
various & introduction by Deirdre Chapman A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990
If that happened it would only be as a consequence of a profounder alteration.
No enzyme replacement had been given at any stage, showing that the gene alteration treatment was responsible for the cure.
British Medical Journal (2002)
Otherwise the challenger's real message is `change without alteration ".
Independent (1998)
So any alteration to the style of a Maserati has to be undertaken with great care.
Australian News Misc (2005)
That lists all the title numbers that are the subject of alteration , inquiry, registration or anything else.
Val McDermid KICK BACK (2002)
The third alteration is in the second row, where Matt Cockbain plays at lock instead of Justin Harrison.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)


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