Al`ter*a"tion (#), n. [Cf. F. alt'eration.]


The act of altering or making different.

Alteration, though it be from worse to better, hath in it incoveniences. Hooker.


The state of being altered; a change made in the form or nature of a thing; changed condition.

Ere long might perceive Strange alteration in me. Milton.

Appius Claudius admitted to the senate the sons of those who had been slaves; by which, and succeeding alterations, that council degenerated into a most corrupt. Swift.


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