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alteration

[ awl-tuh-rey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɔl təˈreɪ ʃən /
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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.

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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
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British Dictionary definitions for alteration

alteration
/ (ˌɔːltəˈreɪʃən) /

noun

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