alteration (n.)

  1. an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; the change was intended to increase sales; this storm is certainly a change for the worse; the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago

    [ Syn: change , modification ]

  2. the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)

    [ Syn: modification , adjustment ]

  3. the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification); it would require a drastic revision of his opinion

    [ Syn: revision ]

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