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"alteration" in British English

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alterationnoun

uk   /ˌɒl.təˈreɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌɑːl.t̬əˈreɪ.ʃən/
C1 [C] a change, usually a slight change, in the appearance, character, or structure of something: Several police officers are being questioned about the alteration of the documents. The house needed extensive alterations when we moved in. Some alterations to our original plans might be necessary.
[C or U] a change or changes made to the size or shape of a piece of clothing so that it fits better: She's getting some alterations done to her dress.
C1 [U] the process of changing something: The landscape has undergone considerable alteration.

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"alteration" in Business English

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alterationnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌɔːltərˈeɪʃən/ us  
a change in the appearance, character, or structure of something: an alteration to sth Some alterations to our original plans might be necessary. If you have made any alterations since you last saved the document, a warning message will appear.significant/major alteration The report's recommendations should be adopted without major alteration.
(Definition of alteration from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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