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alteration

EN[ɒl.tə(ɹ)ˈeɪ.ʃən] [ɔl.tɚˈeɪ.ʃən] [-eɪʃən]
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FR altération

    Definition of alteration in English Dictionary

  • NounPLalterationsSUF-ation
    1. The act of altering or making different.
      1. The state of being altered; a change made in the form or nature of a thing; changed condition.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • These additional alterations emerged independent from the original mutation of the ancestral clone, and many different subclones build a massive intra- and intertumoral heterogeneity.
          • Thus, hypoandrogenisms, even though slight, probably cause an alteration of the epididymal function, even though no corresponding alteration is observable in the functioning of other glands.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Rapidly proliferating thyrocytes are likely more vulnerable to mutagens such as radiation, chemical carcinogens and oxidative stress, and may accumulate a higher number of genetic alterations.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
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        Grammatically, this word "alteration" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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