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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.

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.

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 this book physiotherapists are persuaded to re-evaluate their traditional beliefs about management of low back problems and to consider an alterative and more integrated model of lumbar spine pathology and management of segmental dysfunction.
in the 1980s TV hit Miami Vice to fill the studio vacancy left by Nick Halling, who was over in Florida providing his alterative commentary service.
But through the 'Steps to Freedom in Christ', a Bible-based program of spiritual recovery developed by Neil Anderson and Steve Gross, these men and women were abilt to find a better alterative to a life of self-hatred, impaired self-image, eating disorders, emotional pain, social and familial rejection.
It is also alterative, anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, hepatic and antiseptic.
Among the $70 billion in net tax benefits are relief from the alterative minimum tax (AMT) and an extension of favorable capital gain tax rates.
Rusk, Automotive Industry Manager for Bosch Rexroth Electric Drives and Controls and George Martin, director of Product Development for its Linear Motion and Assembly Technologies organization, the alterative consists of modular automation components--such as ballscrews, linear elements, electric servo motors and drives, and PC controls.
Sheese is a healthful alterative to cheese and has a variety of uses.
Some of the best alterative herbs to clear the lymph system are red root, cleavers, mullein, calendula, burdock, stinging nettles, sassafras, and red clover, although the list could go on.
Branson is considering this as an alterative to acquiring a stake in an existing airline.
When this office is closed she will hav no alterative Post Office to which she can possibly get.
Her alterative is a flexible state-funded Connections Academy public charter model which delivers a comprehensive curriculum via the Internet, integrated with print and hands-on materials.
Indonesia's plastic packaging industry needs to find alterative basic materials in the country as the price of imported materials is expected to continue to climb as a result of uncertainties caused by the Iraq war.