Definition of “alteration” - English Dictionary

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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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(Definition of “alteration” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“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)