What is change?

  • (noun): A thing that is different.
    Example: "He inspected several changes before selecting one"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on change, changes:

Married And Maiden Names - Customs Relating To Maiden Names in Marriages - Canada - Québec
... to promote gender equality as outlined in the Quebec Charter of Rights, no change may be made to a person's name without the authorization of the registrar of civil status or the ... Newlyweds who wish to change their names upon marriage must therefore go through the same procedure as those changing their names for other reasons ... The registrar of civil status may authorize a name change if 1) the name the person generally uses does not correspond to the name on their birth certificate, 2) where the name is of ...
ISO 3166-2:YE - Changes
... The following changes to the entry have been announced in newsletters by the ISO 3166/MA since the first publication of ISO 3166-2 in 1998 Edition/Newsletter Date issued Description of ...
19th-century Philosophy
... Key ideas that sparked this change were evolution, as postulated by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Erasmus Darwin, and Charles Darwin and what might now be called emergent order, such as ... Pressures for egalitarianism, and more rapid change culminated in a period of revolution and turbulence that would see philosophy change as well ...
Married And Maiden Names - Legal Status of Name Changes At Marriage
... of the USA, Canada, and the UK—a name change usually does not require much legal action, because a person can choose to be known by any name (except with intent to defraud) ... However, the legal process for a name change due to marriage is, in many jurisdictions, still simpler and faster than for other kinds of name change ... to remain the same throughout life Citizens there who wish to change their names legally must usually apply to do so via a formal procedure ...
Climate Change - Physical Evidence For and Examples of Climatic Change
... Evidence for climatic change is taken from a variety of sources that can be used to reconstruct past climates ... For earlier periods, most of the evidence is indirect—climatic changes are inferred from changes in proxies, indicators that reflect climate, such as vegetation, ice cores, dendrochronology, sea level change, and ...

More definitions of "change":

  • (noun): A relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event.
    Example: "He attributed the change to their marriage"
  • (verb): Change clothes; put on different clothes.
    Example: "Change before you go to the opera"
  • (verb): Make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence.
    Synonyms: alter, vary
  • (noun): An event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another.
    Example: "The change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"
    Synonyms: alteration, modification
  • (noun): Money received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or a different currency.
    Example: "He got change for a twenty and used it to pay the taxi driver"
  • (verb): Exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category.
    Synonyms: exchange, commute, convert
  • (verb): Become deeper in tone.
    Example: "His voice began to change when he was 12 years old"
    Synonyms: deepen
  • (noun): The result of alteration or modification.
    Example: "There were marked changes in the lining of the lungs"; "there had been no change in the mountains"
  • (verb): Change from one vehicle or transportation line to another.
    Synonyms: transfer
  • (verb): Lay aside, abandon, or leave for another.
    Synonyms: switch, shift
  • (noun): The balance of money received when the amount you tender is greater than the amount due.
    Example: "I paid with a twenty and pocketed the change"
  • (verb): Cause to change; make different; cause a transformation.
    Synonyms: alter, modify
  • (noun): Coins of small denomination regarded collectively.
    Example: "He had a pocketful of change"
  • (noun): A difference that is usually pleasant.
    Example: "It is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"
    Synonyms: variety
  • (verb): Remove or replace the coverings of.
    Example: "Father had to learn how to change the baby"; "After each guest we changed the bed linens"
  • (noun): The action of changing something.
    Example: "The change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"
  • (verb): Give to, and receive from, one another.
    Example: "Would you change places with me?"
    Synonyms: exchange, interchange
  • (verb): Undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature.
    Example: "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
  • (noun): A different or fresh set of clothes.
    Example: "She brought a change in her overnight bag"

Famous quotes containing the word change:

    Our image has undergone change from David fighting Goliath to being Goliath.
    Yitzhak Shamir (b. 1915)

    Dylan is to me the perfect symbol of the anti-artist in our society. He is against everything—the last resort of someone who doesn’t really want to change the world.... Dylan’s songs accept the world as it is.
    Ewan MacColl (1915–1989)

    To suffer woes which Hope thinks infinite;
    To forgive wrongs darker than Death or Night;
    To defy Power, which seems Omnipotent;
    To love, and bear; to hope, till Hope creates
    From its own wreck the thing it contemplates;
    Neither to change nor falter nor repent;
    This, like thy glory, Titan! is to be
    Good, great and joyous, beautiful and free;
    This is alone Life, Joy, Empire and Victory.
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)