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Altered is a member of the word family alter, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the adjective altered

What does altered mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. changed in form or character without becoming something else
  2. having testicles or ovaries removed
  3. changed in order to improve or made more fit for a particular purpose
    • example: instructions altered to suit the children's different ages
    • synonym of altered: adapted
    • similar: modified

Definition of the noun altered

What does altered mean as a name of something?

Specialised definition of the noun altered

Glossary of sports / motorsports

a class of drag racer that starts with an automobile body and can then be modified in almost any manner

Definition of the verb altered

What does altered mean as a doing word?


  1. past of alter


"Altered" is a science fiction film that contains elements of creature-feature horror, and was released straight-to-DVD in 2006. Altered was directed by Eduardo Sánchez, co-director of the box office success, The Blair Witch Project, and written by Jamie Nash.


  1. "Altered" is a musical album of Switch Technique.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  2. "Altered" is a musical album of Altered.
    • released in (13 years ago)


Altered is a musical group.

  • albums: "Altered", "Angular", "Graphic"

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Altered

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Creativity, Two-Volume Set (1999)

by Mark A. Runco, Steven Pritzker

Possible Mechanisms Altered States of Consciousness An ''altered'' conscious state can be defined as one that can be recognized by an individual (or group), or by an external observer of that individual ...

Google previewThe SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia (2016)

by Genie Gertz, Patrick Boudreault

Although there is generally a low chance of meeting a partner who carries the same altered gene, this chance is somewhat higher for two d/Deaf people who both have a family history suggestive of recessive inheritance—because Connexin ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Deception (2014)

by Timothy R. Levine

An altered, or “doctored,” photograph can be a particularly insidious means of deception because people tend to perceive photographs as highly credible, accurate representations of people and events. The very existence of a photograph of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Creativity (1999)

by Mark A. Runco, Steven R. Pritzker

Possible Mechanisms Altered States of Consciousness An ''altered'' conscious state can be defined as one that can be recognized by an individual (or group), or by an external observer of that individual ...

Google previewMini Music Guides: Piano Chord Dictionary (2013)

All the Essential Chords in an Easy-to-Follow Format! by Alfred Music

Rather, an altered chord is an extended chord where the 5th or 9th is raised or lowered with an accidental. Doing this adds a non-diatonic note (a note not belonging to the key) to the chord and thus creates a lot of tension, which is the whole ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Emotion (2010)

by Gretchen M. Reevy, Yvette Malamud Ozer, Yuri Ito

ALTERED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS 53 commodity to be traded and social relationships are deemphasized; (3) the product because the worker works on an aspect of the product and does not have an intimate connection to the whole ...

Google previewThe Berklee Contemporary Dictionary of Music (2015)

by Kari Juusela

A chord suffix indicating an altered chord. (2) See alternative rock. altered chord. (1) In jazz harmony, a dominant 7 chord with tensions E9, B9, E5, and E13 . (2) In classical harmony, another name for a chromatic harmony (e.g., a secondary ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Shamanism (2007)

by Graham Harvey, Robert J. Wallis

ALTERED CONSCIOUSNESS Ascribing trance, altered states of consciousness, and related terms to shamanic practices has become de rigueur to the point that these terms are almost synonymous with shamans in some of the literature.

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Neither situations nor people can be altered by the interference of an outsider. If they are to be altered, that alteration must come from within. (Phyllis Bottome)
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Scrabble value of A1L1T1E1R1E1D2

The value of this 7-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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