HyperDic: alteration

English > 3 senses of the word alteration:
NOUNeventalteration, change, modificationan event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
actalteration, modification, adjustmentthe act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
actalteration, revisionthe act of revising / revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification)
alteration > pronunciation
Soundsao.lterey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > alteration: 3 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningAn event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another.
Synonymschange, modification
NarroweraccelerationAn increase / increase / increase in rate of change
avulsionAn abrupt change in the course of a stream that forms the boundary between two parcels of land resulting in the loss of part of the land of one landowner and a consequent increase / increase in the land of another
birth, nativity, nascency, nascenceThe event of being born
breakAn abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion)
conversionA change of religion
damage, harm, impairmentThe occurrence of a change for the worse
death, decease, expiryThe event of dying or departure from life
deceleration, slowing, retardationA decrease in rate of change
decrease, lessening, drop-offA change downward
deformationalteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it
destabilizationAn event that causes a loss of equilibrium (as of a ship or aircraft)
developmentA recent event that has some relevance for the present situation
easing, moderation, reliefA change for the better
increaseA change resulting in an increase / increase
loss of consciousnessThe occurrence of a loss of the ability to perceive and respond
mutation, genetic mutation, chromosomal mutation(genetics) any event that changes genetic structure
mutationA change or alteration in form or qualities
revolutionA drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving
separation, breakup, detachmentcoming apart
sex changeA change in a person's physical sexual characteristics (as by surgery and hormone treatments)
shimmer, playA weak and tremulous light
sublimation(psychology) modifying the natural expression of an impulse or instinct (especially a sexual one) to one that is socially acceptable
surpriseA sudden unexpected event
transformation, transmutation, shiftA qualitative change
transitionA change from one place or state or subject / subject or stage / stage to another
transmutation(physics) the change of one chemical element into another (as by nuclear decay or radioactive bombardment)
twinkle, scintillation, sparklingA rapid change in brightness
vagaryAn unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person's behavior, etc.)
variation, fluctuationAn instance of change
Broaderhappening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventAn event that happens
Spanishalteración, cambio, evolución, modificación, variación
Catalanalteració, canvi, modificació, variació
Verbsaltercause to change
English > alteration: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment).
Synonymsmodification, adjustment
Narroweraccommodation(physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the natural lens of the eye
adaptation(physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)
loosening, laxationThe act of making something less tight / tight / tight / tight
tighteningThe act of making something tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter
tuneThe adjustment of a radio receiver or other circuit to a required frequency
BroaderchangeThe action of changing something
Spanishalteración, cambio, modificación
Catalanalteració, modificació
Verbsaltercause to change
altermake an alteration to
English > alteration: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of revising / revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification).
Synonymrevision
Narrowerdistraction, misdirectionThe act of distracting
modulationThe act of modifying or adjusting according to due measure and proportion (as with regard to artistic effect)
qualificationThe act of modifying or changing the strength of some idea
reorganizationAn extensive alteration of the structure of a corporation or government
transfiguration, metamorphosisA striking change in appearance or character or circumstances
Broadertransformation, translationThe act of changing in form or shape / shape / shape or appearance
Spanishmodificación, revisión
Catalanmodificació

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