change, alteration, modification(noun)
an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
"the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
alteration, modification, adjustment(noun)
the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification)
"it would require a drastic revision of his opinion"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
A change is a passing from one state or form to another, any act or process by which a thing becomes unlike what it was before, or the unlikeness so produced; we say a change was taking place, or the change that had taken place was manifest. Mutation is a more formal word for change, often suggesting repeated or continual change; as, the mutations of fortune. Novelty is a change to what is new, or the newness of that to which a change is made; as, he was perpetually desirous of novelty. Revolution is specifically and most commonly a change of government. Variation is a partial change in form, qualities, etc., but especially in position or action; as, the variation of the magnetic needle or of the pulse. Variety is a succession of changes or an intermixture of different things, and is always thought of as agreeable. Vicissitude is sharp, sudden, or violent change, always thought of as surprising and often as disturbing or distressing; as, the vicissitudes of politics. Transition is change by passing from one place or state to another, especially in a natural, regular, or orderly way; as, the transition from spring to summer, or from youth to manhood. An innovation is a change that breaks in upon an established order or custom; as, an innovation in religion or politics. For the distinctions between the other words compare the synonyms for CHANGE, v. In the religious sense regeneration is the vital renewing of the soul by the power of the divine Spirit; conversion is the conscious and manifest change from evil to good, or from a lower to a higher spiritual state; as, in Luke xxii, 32, "when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren." In popular use conversion is the most common word to express the idea of regeneration.
We have made a change for the better; the change from winter to spring; the change of a liquid to or into a gas; a change in quality; a change by absorption or oxidation.
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Translations for alteration
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- үҙгәртеү, үҙгәреүBashkir
- alteracióCatalan, Valencian
- cambio, modificación, alteraciónSpanish
- caochladh, mùthadh, atharrachadhScottish Gaelic
- forandring, endring, omslagNorwegian
- alterare, schimbare, alterațieRomanian
- переме́на, перестро́йка, переде́лка, переду́мывание, преобразова́ние, переде́лывание, измене́ниеRussian
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