英 [ɔːltə'reɪʃ(ə)n; 'ɒl-]
TEM4 TOEFL CET6
1. alter- + -ation.
2. => change (something).
- alteration (n.)
- late 14c., "action of altering," from Old French alteracion (14c.) "change, alteration," and directly from Medieval Latin alterationem (nominative alteratio), noun of action from past participle stem of Late Latin alterare (see alter). Meaning "change in character or appearance" is from 1530s; that of "change in ready-made clothes to suit a customer's specifications" is from 1901. Related: Alterations.
- 1. Her jacket was at the boutique waiting for alteration.
- 2. Prices may be subject to alteration.
- 3. The shirt needs alteration.
- 4. An indefinite alteration had come over his whole person and manner.
- 5. He easily perceived there was an alteration in my countenance.
[ alteration 造句 ]