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Dictionary definition for: Change

1. (n) an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales" "this storm is certainly a change for the worse" "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"

2. (v) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one''s or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

3. (n) a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event; "he attributed the change to their marriage"

4. (v) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

5. (n) the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy" "his change on abortion cost him the election"

6. (v) make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one''s or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather" "The supermarket''s selection of vegetables varies according to the season"

7. (v) lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer" "She switched psychiatrists" "The car changed lanes"

8. (n) the result of alteration or modification; "there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs" "there had been no change in the mountains"

9. (v) change clothes; put on different clothes; "Change before you go to the opera"

10. (n) the balance of money received when the amount you tender is greater than the amount due; "I paid with a twenty and pocketed the change"

11. (n) a thing that is different; "he inspected several changes before selecting one"

12. (v) exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category; "Could you convert my dollars into pounds?" "He changed his name" "convert centimeters into inches" "convert holdings into shares"

13. (v) give to, and receive from, one another; "Would you change places with me?" "We have been exchanging letters for a year"

14. (n) a different or fresh set of clothes; "she brought a change in her overnight bag"

15. (n) coins of small denomination regarded collectively; "he had a pocketful of change"

16. (v) change from one vehicle or transportation line to another; "She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast"

17. (n) money received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or a different currency; "he got change for a twenty and used it to pay the taxi driver"

18. (v) become deeper in tone; "His voice began to change when he was 12 years old" "Her voice deepened when she whispered the password"

19. (v) remove or replace the coverings of; "Father had to learn how to change the baby" "After each guest we changed the bed linens"

20. (n) a difference that is usually pleasant; "he goes to France for variety" "it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"

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