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English definition of “change”

change

noun (BECOMING DIFFERENT)    /tʃeɪndʒ/
A2 [C or U] the act of becoming different, or the result of something becoming different: Let me know if there's any change in the situation . We're living in a time of great change. We need a change of government . a change in lifestyle They've made a lot of changes to the house . The new management will make fundamental / radical / sweeping changes (= do things in a very different way).Change and changes B1 [S] something that is pleasant or interesting because it is unusual or new: It's nice to see her smile for a change. "Shall we we eat in the garden ?" "Why not - it'll make a change." We've always had a red car - it's time we had a change!Change and changes change of scene a new situation : She'd been with the same company for too many years and felt she needed a change of scene , so she applied for a job as a stage manager .Change and changes
(Definition of change noun (BECOMING DIFFERENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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