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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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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.
"It's going to be real hard to garner additional support for higher education over the next few years," said Dennis Jones, author of "State Shortfalls Projected to Continue Despite Economic Gains: Long-Term Prospects for Higher Education No Brighter." Jones, president of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems in Boulder, Colo., continued: "The pressure for alterative uses of state resources is going to continue to grow, particularly for Medicare, and that could put pressure on colleges to increase tuition."
Sheese is a healthful alterative to cheese and has a variety of uses.
Not only will Nevada attract more captive business because of its recent legislation, Wadhams feels that Nevada and other captive domiciles could see more interest, as well, when insurance premiums increase from the capacity crunch caused by Katrina, Rita, Wilma and other recent disasters, and companies search out alterative risk mechanisms.
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.
MEPs also called for more funding for alterative research solutions like transmutation.
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.
Before any shuttle is flown again, McCurdy says, NASA must begin building an alterative; otherwise, "it never will."