Definition of alteration in English:

alteration

noun

  • The action or process of altering or being altered.

    ‘timetables are subject to alteration without notice’
    [count noun] ‘alterations had to be made’
    • ‘Not surprisingly, commuters in Strawberry Hill are rather upset by this alteration.’
    • ‘The fact that no objections were received to the proposed Local Plan alteration adds further weight to this view.’
    • ‘This alteration can cause significant changes in porosity and permeability.’
    • ‘Jung accepted that this course is never intractably fixed; it may at any time be subject to alteration.’
    • ‘The only major alteration was the transformation of a poky shower room and toilet into an elegant pampering place.’
    • ‘The matter can be referred back to the executive committee, to the full council or it can be passed without alteration.’
    • ‘Afterwards almost any alteration to the image can be made, such as hairstyle or eye colour.’
    • ‘Certainly there has been no fundamental alteration in the basic law.’
    • ‘Is it even remotely possible that there will be a grand macro change without significant micro alteration here?’
    • ‘The scientists concerned with this recoloration of our sea say that the apparent alteration is down to climate change.’
    • ‘The alteration to or imitation of older styles was not limited to the 19th century.’
    • ‘His method was exacting, allowing no possibility of alteration or modification.’
    • ‘The alteration is the latest in a series of changes affecting Westhoughton.’
    • ‘Mineral grains are typically fractured and show dark alteration along grain boundaries and fractures.’
    • ‘This alteration is thought to be mostly the result of the immune response to the virus.’
    • ‘Loops are readily formed without substantial alteration of the loop forming material.’
    • ‘Very many words were written on the possible reasons for this alteration, but I didn't read them.’
    • ‘There was little alteration in the design of the silver penny in the two centuries following the Norman Conquest.’
    • ‘Traffic flow in Kendal could be set for another alteration in an effort to improve safety on a busy stretch of road.’
    • ‘Here was a chance to find out why we as a nation seem particularly keen on chemical mood alteration.’
    change, adjustment, adaptation, modification, variation, conversion, revision, amendment
    remodelling, reshaping, remoulding, redoing, reconstruction, rebuilding, recasting, reorganization, rearrangement, reordering, reshuffling, restyling, rejigging, reworking, renewal, renewing, revamping, renovation, remaking
    metamorphosis, transformation, transfiguration, translation, evolution, mutation, sea change
    transmogrification
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French, or from late Latin alteratio(n-), from the verb alterare (see alter).

Pronunciation:

alteration

/ˌôltəˈrāSH(ə)n/