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1. alteration

noun. ['ˌɔltɝˈeɪʃən'] an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another.

Synonyms

  • damage
  • transformation
  • nascency
  • detachment
  • moderation
  • increase
  • modification
  • shimmer
  • vagary
  • development
  • separation
  • sublimation
  • harm
  • retardation
  • lessening
  • destabilization
  • deformation
  • chromosomal mutation
  • acceleration
  • change
  • mutation
  • deceleration
  • sparkling
  • variation
  • surprise
  • occurrent
  • shift
  • avulsion
  • breakup
  • expiry
  • revolution
  • play
  • transition
  • decrease
  • impairment
  • decease
  • loss of consciousness
  • sex change
  • transmutation
  • scintillation
  • natural event
  • fluctuation
  • drop-off
  • conversion
  • birth
  • nativity
  • genetic mutation
  • happening
  • relief
  • slowing
  • easing
  • twinkle
  • break
  • nascence
  • death

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • increase
  • acceleration
  • deceleration
  • death

Etymology

  • alteracion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • alteratio (Latin)

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Rhymes with Alteration

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

How do you pronounce alteration?

Pronounce alteration as ˌɔltərˈeɪʃən.

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Sentences with alteration


1. Noun, singular or mass
Continue this alteration until you get to the bottom of the corset.

Quotes about alteration


1. Love is not loveWhich alters when it alteration finds,Or bends with the remover to remove.O no, it is an ever-fixed markThat looks on tempests and is never shaken;It is the star to every wand'ring bark,Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken."(Sonnet 116)
- William Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Sonnets

2. alteration

noun. ['ˌɔltɝˈeɪʃən'] the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment).

Synonyms

  • accommodation
  • tightening
  • adaptation
  • loosening
  • tune
  • adjustment
  • change
  • modification

Antonyms

  • loosening
  • disappearance
  • appearance
  • beginning

Etymology

  • alteracion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • alteratio (Latin)

3. alteration

noun. ['ˌɔltɝˈeɪʃən'] the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification).

Synonyms

  • qualification
  • metamorphosis
  • translation
  • distraction
  • modulation
  • transformation
  • transfiguration
  • reorganization
  • misdirection

Antonyms

  • success
  • failure
  • allopatry
  • sympatry

Etymology

  • alteracion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • alteratio (Latin)
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