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Alteration vs Substitution - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between alteration and substitution

is that alteration is the act of altering or making different while substitution is the act of substituting or the state of being substituted.

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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    substitution

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • the act of substituting or the state of being substituted
  • a substitute or replacement
  • (chemistry) (especially in organic chemistry) the replacement of an atom, or group of atoms, in a compound, with another
  • Derived terms

    * substitution cipher * substitution reaction * substitution rule

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