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Alteration vs Renovation - What's the difference?

alteration | renovation |

As nouns the difference between alteration and renovation

is that alteration is the act of altering or making different while renovation is an act, or the process, of renovating.

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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    renovation

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An act, or the process, of renovating.