See also: altération

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From Old French alteracion (French altération), from Medieval Latin alterātiō. Morphologically alter +‎ -ation

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alteration (countable and uncountable, plural alterations)

  1. The act of altering or making different.
    • 1594, Richard Hooker, Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity:
      alteration, though it be from worse to better, hath in it inconveniences…
    1. A minor adjustment to clothing, such as hemming or shortening, to make it fit better.
  2. The state of being altered; a change made in the form or nature of a thing; a changed condition.

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alteration (plural alterationes)

  1. change, alteration