Origin of alteration
Related Words for alterationamendment, conversion, diversification, variation, mutation, modification, variance, adjustment, transformation, revision, exchange, shift, correction, turn, switch, reformation, metamorphosis, adaptation, fixing, flip-flop
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Contemporary Examples of alteration
Close was so distraught by the alteration that she initially refused to take part in the re-shoot.Return of the Bunny Boiler: Fatal Attraction’s World Stage Premiere
March 26, 2014
If they liked it, fine; if not, they would often suggest an alteration.More Juicy Election Details
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January 11, 2010
Historical Examples of 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.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
I do not know what you mean, madam, by alteration in Mr. Vivian!Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
What alteration has happened to give rise to this new idea of connexion?
- an adjustment, change, or modification
- the act of altering or state of being altered
Word Origin and History for alteration
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.