Definitions (2)

1.General: Change that does not affect the basic character or structure of the thing it is applied to. See also modification and alteration.
2.Legal: Change made to a legal document (such as a deed or will) that may affect its validity. If the change alters the sense or effect of a legal document, that document is generally invalidated.

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  • You may need to make an alteration to a business plan if you want to continue down that path but something has changed.

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  • Me had to make an alteration to the item we bought because it was a bit too long for what we needed.

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  • We had to engage in an alteration of the document to reflect the changes that had taken place in the organization.

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