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Alteration vs Emendation - What's the difference?

alteration | emendation |

As nouns the difference between alteration and emendation

is that alteration is alteration while emendation is the act of altering for the better, or correcting what is erroneous or faulty; correction; improvement.

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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    emendation

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of altering for the better, or correcting what is erroneous or faulty; correction; improvement.
  • * 1922, , Vintage Classics, paperback edition, page 157
  • Then, less melodiously, dissenters of different sects issue a cantankerous emendation .
  • Alteration by editorial criticism, as of a text so as to give a better reading; removal of errors or corruptions from a document.
  • The book might be improved by judicious emendations .

    Synonyms

    revision

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