Change means to replace one thing for another or to become different.(verb)
The definition of a change is the act becoming different.(noun)
An example of change is how a flower looks the morning after it blooms.
See change in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME changen < OFr changier < LL cambiare < L cambire, to exchange, barter < Celt (as in OIr camb) < IE base *kamb-, to bend, crook (> Welsh cam, Bret kamm, crooked)
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verb changed changed, chang·ing, chang·es verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English changen
Origin: , from Norman French chaunger
Origin: , from Latin cambiāre, cambīre, to exchange
Origin: , probably of Celtic origin.
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1. the metabolic process in which energy is liberated for use in work.
2. destructive metabolism.
the process of an agent that affects a chemical or other reaction without being itself changed or affected. See also decaying. —catalyst, n.
the chemical and physical processes in an organism by which protoplasm is produced, sustained, and then decomposed to make energy available. Also, Rare. metaboly. —metabolize, v.
change in form, structure, shape, appearance, etc. See also geology. — metamorphic, adj.
1. change in form, structure, appearance, etc.
2. magical transformation. —metamorphic, metamorphous, adj.
a change of form or type.
an abnormal dislike of novelty or innovation. Also called neophobia, cainotophobia, cainophobia.
1. the principle or concept of growth and change in nature.
2. nature considered as the source of growth and change.
3. something that grows or develops.
the process of complete and usually extreme or grotesque change from one state or form to another.
the process or act of change, especially from one thing to another, as the change from base metal to gold, pursued by the alchemists. —transmutationist, n. —transmutative, adj.
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