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"amendment" in British English

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amendmentnoun

uk   us   /əˈmend.mənt/
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.
(Definition of amendment from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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amendmentnoun [C]

 us   /əˈmend·mənt/
US history a ​change or ​addition to the US ​constitution: the First/Fifth/Fourteenth amendment a ​constitutional amendment
(Definition of amendment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"amendment" in Business English

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amendmentnoun

uk   us   /əˈmendmənt/
[C or U] a ​change made to something, especially the words of a ​text: He insisted that the speech did not need any amendment.make amendments Other countries have ​based their ​systems on the Scottish ​model for ​sellingproperty, but have made a few amendments.an amendment to sth She ​asked for several amendments to the ​contract.
[C] LAW, GOVERNMENT a ​change to a ​law, either one that has already been ​passed or one that is still being discussed: The senator's amendment was ​voted down 52-40.an amendment to sth The ​regulation is an amendment to the 1995 Pensions ​Act.
[C] (also Amendment) LAW, GOVERNMENT a ​law or ​change that has been ​added to the US Constitution (= the set of ​politicalprinciples by which the US is ​governed) since it was first written: The ​companyclaimed that the First Amendment, which ​guaranteesfree speech, ​protects the ​right to ​advertise.
(Definition of amendment from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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