What is change?

  • (verb): Make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence.
    Synonyms: alter, vary
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on change, changes:

Married And Maiden Names - Legal Status of Name Changes At Marriage
... most parts 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 ... 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 ... for a woman's "legal name" 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 ... periods, most of the evidence is indirect—climatic changes are inferred from changes in proxies, indicators that reflect climate, such as vegetation, ice cores ...
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 ...
Married And Maiden Names - Customs Relating To Maiden Names in Marriages - Canada - Québec
... law, intended 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 authorization of 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 ...
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 the free market of Adam ... Pressures for egalitarianism, and more rapid change culminated in a period of revolution and turbulence that would see philosophy change as well ...

More definitions of "change":

  • (verb): Give to, and receive from, one another.
    Example: "Would you change places with me?"
    Synonyms: exchange, interchange
  • (verb): Change clothes; put on different clothes.
    Example: "Change before you go to the opera"
  • (noun): A relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event.
    Example: "He attributed the change to their marriage"
  • (verb): Lay aside, abandon, or leave for another.
    Synonyms: switch, shift
  • (verb): Change from one vehicle or transportation line to another.
    Synonyms: transfer
  • (noun): Coins of small denomination regarded collectively.
    Example: "He had a pocketful of change"
  • (verb): Cause to change; make different; cause a transformation.
    Synonyms: alter, modify
  • (noun): A difference that is usually pleasant.
    Example: "It is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"
    Synonyms: variety
  • (verb): Exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category.
    Synonyms: exchange, commute, convert
  • (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): 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): 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): 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): A different or fresh set of clothes.
    Example: "She brought a change in her overnight bag"
  • (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): 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"
  • (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"
  • (noun): A thing that is different.
    Example: "He inspected several changes before selecting one"

Famous quotes containing the word change:

    And Change with hurried hand has swept these scenes:
    The woods have fallen, across the meadow-lot
    The hunter’s trail and trap-path is forgot,
    And fire has drunk the swamps of evergreens;
    Yet for a moment let my fancy plant
    These autumn hills again: the wild dove’s haunt,
    The wild deer’s walk: in golden umbrage shut,
    Frederick Goddard Tuckerman (1821–1873)

    The incessant repetition of the same hand-work dwarfs the man, robs him of his strength, wit, and versatility, to make a pin- polisher, and buckle-maker, or any other specialty; and presently, in a change of industry, whole towns are sacrificed like ant-hills, when cotton takes the place of linen, or railways of turnpikes, or when commons are inclosed by landlords.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    For me, the principal fact of life is the free mind. For good and evil, man is a free creative spirit. This produces the very queer world we live in, a world in continuous creation and therefore continuous change and insecurity. A perpetually new and lively world, but a dangerous one, full of tragedy and injustice. A world in everlasting conflict between the new idea and the old allegiances, new arts and new inventions against the old establishment.
    Joyce Cary (1888–1957)