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about-face an abrupt, complete change in opinion, beliefs, actions, or the like; switch; reversal. [1/3 definitions]
accelerate to change speeds from a slower rate to a faster rate. [1/4 definitions]
acidify to make or change into acid. [2 definitions]
acquired characteristic a change in the structure or function of a living organism that is caused by environmental factors and may not be transmitted genetically.
adamant unlikely to change in response to any request or argument; firmly decided or fixed; unyielding. [1/3 definitions]
adaptation in biology, a change in an organism, over time, that better enables it to survive and multiply. [1/3 definitions]
adiabatic of, relating to, or denoting a process that occurs without loss or gain of heat, such as a change in the volume or pressure of the contents of a container.
adjust to change or adapt. [1/5 definitions]
affect1 to influence, cause a change in, or have an impact on. [1/4 definitions]
air pocket a downward air current that can cause an abrupt change, usu. a drop, in an aircraft's altitude.
allomerism change in chemical composition without accompanying change in crystalline form.
alter to make different; change. [1/2 definitions]
alteration a modification or change. [1/3 definitions]
amend to formally change by rephrasing, or to add to or subtract from (a legislative bill, a contract, a treaty, or the like). [1/3 definitions]
amendment an addition to, change to, or deletion from a document such as a legislative bill or contract. [1/3 definitions]
anagrammatize to change (a word or phrase) into a new word or phrase by transposing the letters.
analogy the process by which linguistic forms change according to existing patterns, esp. by means of comparison. [1/5 definitions]
aneroid barometer a barometer that uses a thin metal disk covering a partial vacuum, such that a change in atmospheric pressure results in a corresponding change in the shape of the disk and moves the indicator needle.
Anglicize (often l.c.) to change or conform to that which is English in style, manner, pronunciation, or the like.
appellate jurisdiction the power of a court to review rulings made by a lower court and potentially change the outcomes of a lower court's decision.
arterialize to change (blood from the veins) into blood for the arteries through the addition of oxygen in the lungs.