[ uh-mend-muh nt ]
/ əˈmɛnd mənt /


the act of amending or the state of being amended.
an alteration of or addition to a motion, bill, constitution, etc.
a change made by correction, addition, or deletion: The editors made few amendments to the manuscript.
Horticulture. a soil-conditioning substance that promotes plant growth indirectly by improving such soil qualities as porosity, moisture retention, and pH balance.

Origin of amendment

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English word from Old French word amendement. See amend, -ment

Related forms

non·a·mend·ment, nounpro·a·mend·ment, adjectivere·a·mend·ment, nounself-a·mend·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for amendments


/ (əˈmɛndmənt) /


the act of amending; correction
an addition, alteration, or improvement to a motion, document, etc
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