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amendment

noun uk   /əˈmend.mənt/ us  
C2 [U or C] a change or changes made to the words of a text: He insisted that the book did not need amendment. I've made a few last-minute amendments to the article. Presidential power was reduced by a constitutional amendment in 1991. [C] a change to a law that is not yet in operation and is still being discussed: An amendment to the bill was agreed without a vote.
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