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Meaning & Definition of Alteration in English

English

Alteration

/ɔltəreʃən/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • change
  • ,
  • alteration
  • ,
  • modification

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

    synonym:
  • alteration
  • ,
  • modification
  • ,
  • adjustment

3. The act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification)

  • "It would require a drastic revision of his opinion"
    synonym:
  • revision
  • ,
  • alteration