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change

1. money given or received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or in a different currency
2. the balance of money given or received when the amount tendered is larger than the amount due
3. Archaic a place where merchants meet to transact business; an exchange
4. Astronomy the transition from one phase of the moon to the next
5. the order in which a peal of bells may be rung
6. Sport short for changeover

change

see SOCIAL CHANGE.

change

In building construction, an authorized alteration or deviation from the design or scope of work as originally defined by the contract documents.
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822-828) These days are a great blessing to men on earth; but the rest are changeable, luckless, and bring nothing.
And thereafter I seldom suffered a fine day to pass without paying a visit to Wildfell about the time my new acquaintance usually left her hermitage; but so frequently was I baulked in my expectations of another interview, so changeable was she in her times of coming forth and in her places of resort, so transient were the occasional glimpses I was able to obtain, that I felt half inclined to think she took as much pains to avoid my company as I to seek hers; but this was too disagreeable a supposition to be entertained a moment after it could conveniently be dismissed.
Men over-violent in their dispositions are, for the most part, as changeable in them.
Perhaps there was little in this train, or in the appearance of its proprietors, that is not daily to be encountered on the highways of this changeable and moving country.
It was on one of those mornings, common in early spring, when the year, fickle and changeable in its youth like all other created things, is undecided whether to step backward into winter or forward into summer, and in its uncertainty inclines now to the one and now to the other, and now to both at once--wooing summer in the sunshine, and lingering still with winter in the shade--it was, in short, on one of those mornings, when it is hot and cold, wet and dry, bright and lowering, sad and cheerful, withering and genial, in the compass of one short hour, that old John Willet, who was dropping asleep over the copper boiler, was roused by the sound of a horse's feet, and glancing out at window, beheld a traveller of goodly promise, checking his bridle at the Maypole door.
5 cal mo portable, vehicle mounted, changeable message sign; 30 cal da changeable message sign.
Weatherman Paul Stevens is predicting several more days of changeable weather and although temperatures may rise to 21degC there will always be the chance of rain.
As an alternative to this stable site, researchers have offered colonies a changeable site with a not-great entrance and repeating 10-minute periods with some darkness and then bright light.
Met Office press officer Emma Sharples said the first few weeks of the school holidays would see average temperatures but changeable conditions.
An increasing number of practical phenomena supports the necessity for changeable parameters of mathematical programming.
Our weather, which has always been unpredictable and changeable, has continued to be unpredictable and changeable.
Romney already has a reputation of being changeable in his positions.