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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alteration  \Al`ter*a"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  alt['e]ration.] 
  1.  The  act  of  altering  or  making  different. 
 
  Alteration,  though  it  be  from  worse  to  better,  hath 
  in  it  incoveniences  --Hooker. 
 
  2.  The  state  of  being  altered;  a  change  made  in  the  form  or 
  nature  of  a  thing  changed  condition. 
 
  Ere  long  might  perceive  Strange  alteration  in  me 
  --Milton. 
 
  Appius  Claudius  admitted  to  the  senate  the  sons  of 
  those  who  had  been  slaves;  by  which  and  succeeding 
  alterations,  that  council  degenerated  into  a  most 
  corrupt.  --Swift. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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" 
  [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  transforming;  "it  would  require  a  drastic 
  revision  of  his  opinion"  [syn:  {revision}] 




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