Dictionary.com

alteration

[ awl-tuh-rey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɔl təˈreɪ ʃən /
Save This Word!

noun
the act or process of altering; the state of being altered: Alteration will improve the dress.
a change; modification or adjustment: There has been an alteration in our plans.
QUIZ
CAN YOU ANSWER THESE COMMON GRAMMAR DEBATES?
There are grammar debates that never die; and the ones highlighted in the questions in this quiz are sure to rile everyone up once again. Do you know how to answer the questions that cause some of the greatest grammar debates?
Question 1 of 7
Which sentence is correct?

Origin of alteration

1350–1400; Middle English alteracioun<Medieval Latin alterātiōn- (stem of alterātiō). See alter, -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM alteration

pre·al·ter·a·tion, nounpro·al·ter·a·tion, adjectivere·al·ter·a·tion, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use alteration in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for alteration

alteration
/ (ˌɔːltəˈreɪʃən) /

noun
an adjustment, change, or modification
the act of altering or state of being altered
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK