Alteration and Variation


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Alteration noun – The act, process, or result of making different.
Usage example: there's been an alteration in the intended route of our bird walk

Variation is a synonym for alteration in change topic. In some cases you can use "Variation" instead a noun "Alteration", when it comes to topics like modification, activity, event, adjustment. popular alternative
Nearby Words: alter, altered, alternation, altering, alterable
Synonyms for Alteration


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Variation noun – The act, process, or result of making different.
Usage example: the latest in a long line of variations in her hair color

Alteration is a synonym for variation in change topic. You can use "Alteration" instead a noun "Variation", if it concerns topics such as modification, activity, event, difference. popular alternative
Nearby Words: variety, variable, varied, variance, variant
Synonyms for Variation

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Other adjectives: small, real, extreme, little, slight, subtle, unique, minor, odd, weird, occasional, genetic.
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