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alteration

[‚ȯl·tə′rā·shən]
(graphic arts)
In printing composition, a change that is made in typeset copy.
(petrology)
A change in a rock's mineral composition.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Alteration

A term in the building code referring to any change in a structure which does not increase any of its exterior dimensions, or any modification in construction or grade of occupancy.
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alteration

Construction in a building which may change the structural parts, mechanical equipment, or location of openings, but does not increase the overall area of dimensions of the building.
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In a country that is officially secular and where separation of church and state is the law of the land, demands to alter the Constitution based on the interpretation of holy books or church doctrine simply do not pass muster.