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Novelty vs Alteration - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between novelty and alteration

is that novelty is the state of being new or novel; newness while alteration is alteration.

novelty

English

Noun

(wikipedia novelty)
  • The state of being new or novel; newness.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=May 24 , author=Nathan Rabin , title=Film: Reviews: Men In Black 3 , work=The Onion AV Club citation , page= , passage=Men In Black 3 lacks the novelty of the first film, and its take on the late ’60s feels an awful lot like a psychedelic dress-up party, all broad caricatures and groovy vibes.}}
  • A new product; an innovation.
  • * 1748 . David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 10.
  • Reconciling profound enquiry with clearness, and truth with novelty .
  • A small mass-produced trinket.
  • In novelty theory, newness, density of complexification, and dynamic change as opposed to static habituation.
  • Derived terms

    * novelty song * novelty theory

    alteration

    English

    Noun

    (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)

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