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alter

(ôl′tər)
v. al·tered, al·tering, al·ters
v.tr.
To castrate or spay (an animal, such as a cat or a dog).
v.intr.
To change or become different.

al′ter·a·bil′i·ty, al′ter·a·ble·ness n.
al′ter·a·ble adj.
al′ter·a·bly adv.

alter

verb
(1) To castrate (obsolete). 
(2) To change in any manner.

Alter

An alternate or secondary personality in a patient with DID.
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Wang, "Information fusion-based optimal attitude control for an alterable thrust direction unmanned aerial vehicle," International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, vol.
Physical inactivity is one of three highest risk behaviors in the development of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity, and is the second highest alterable cause of cardiovascular arterial disease (Centers for Disease Control, 2012).
Unless we provide space for such claims to be critiqued in the light of rational inquiry, there is little hope such beliefs will be alterable even when there is adequate evidence against them.
Young identified the primary "problem" of intersex with the social disturbance the ambiguity caused and situated the "truth" of sex in the surgically alterable body; while the younger Wilkins defined the problem as the health risks associated with certain intersex conditions, and the "truth" of sex to be a product of hormones, psychology, and society.
One barcode will be obvious on the label, but there is another one in a much less obvious, less alterable place."
Although some of the areas to which these modifications refer can be or have already been regulated with a law, according to the government, they should all be incorporated in the Constitution so they would not be easily alterable in the future.
Walpole's collection creates a new history by demonstrating that changing the past is 'unavoidable, once the past has been identified with alterable, fugitive things' (155).
* The policy purchase is not alterable even if estate tax law changes,
The behavior that leads to the tragedy of the commons is not then an aspect of the human condition that is innate to humanity; it therefore is alterable. How to do so will involve the imposition of enhanced moral strictures, additional mutually agreed upon coercion in the form of appropriate laws, and effective enforcement of those laws.
More precisely, the signaling theory developed by Michael Spence (1973, 1974, 2002) suggests that prospective employees possess two types of attributes: unalterable observed attributes (e.g., age and gender) and alterable attributes (e.g., level of education).
Regardless of the label, it speaks to the importance of approaching time critical projects with an attitude that 'building Rome in a day' is possible-at least figuratively- if circumstances are alterable.