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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
          • 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.
          • These additional alterations emerged independent from the original mutation of the ancestral clone, and many different subclones build a massive intra- and intertumoral heterogeneity.
        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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