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Mending vs Alteration - What's the difference?

mending | alteration |

As nouns the difference between mending and alteration

is that mending is the act by which something is mended or repaired while alteration is alteration.

As a verb mending

is .




  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which something is mended or repaired.
  • * 1844 , Edmund Leahy, A Practical Treatise on Making and Repairing Roads (page 133)
  • This road though frequently repaired had been nevertheless but little the better for the frequent mendings




    (en noun)
  • The act of altering or making different.
  • * 1594 , , Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity ,
  • alteration , though it be from worse to better, hath in it inconveniences…
  • The state of being altered; a change made in the form or nature of a thing; changed condition.
  • * 1892 , ,
  • …and I saw by the alteration in your face that a train of thought had been started.
    (Webster 1913)