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conversion of something to a different form.
culture change the sum of the changes that occur in a culture over time in response to various circumstances; such changes result from contact between groups and forces within the culture.
dressing change/wound care in the omaha system, the observing, cleansing, irrigating, or covering of a wound, lesion, or incision.
reciprocal c's the changes seen in leads facing the wall opposite to a myocardial infarction; they were formerly thought to be purely electrical but are now considered a sign of more extensive myocardial damage.
role change in the omaha system, movement away from or into a set of expected behavioral characteristics.
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(awl'ter-ā'shŭn), Do not confuse this word with alternation.
1. A change.
2. An act of making something different.
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It adopted the findings of the court of first instance that the works which were carried out on the existing building constituted building alterations and additions within the meaning of the law and which do not fall under the exemptions for which no permit is required.
Often, they are hiding their former glory underneath decades of building alterations and additions and decor.
THE Government has a duty to save our historic buildings from disrepair and needs to abandon its Budget plan to add 20 per cent VAT to listed building alterations, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
"We will now work with the family to arrange a suitable time for work to start on their extension and to organise their temporary accommodation while building alterations are carried out."
BUILDING ALTERATIONS They deserve medals for apprehending the burglar.
* Proposal of required building alterations in provision of adequate protective properties of an improvised shelter.
The money will also be used to enable Trusts to carry out minor building alterations and introduce further measures to reduce energy consumption.
Lake Moultrie Construction Inc., Bamberg, SC; Mitchell Brothers Inc., Beaufort, SC; Hightower Construction Co., Charleston, SC; HITT Contracting, Inc., North Charleston, SC; and Small Business Group Inc., Greenwood, SC, are each being awarded a maximum amount of $12 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-IDIQ construction contract for general building alterations, renovations, repairs, demolition and minor construction.
Quiggins' owner Peter Tierney has even agreed to pay for any building alterations.
In the event of mechanical damage, building alterations etc, areas can be re-coated with little inconvenience and at minimum cost, within the same time schedules as most conventional painting programmes.
But he refused Mr Stannard's request for an injunction against his neighbour forcing him to carry out building alterations.
Graeme says: "Often it is less work selling a substantial, expensive home than a small flat, possibly with building alterations and shared property."

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