• (adj): Changed in form or character without becoming something else.
    Example: "The altered policy promised success"; "following an altered course we soon found ourselves back in civilization"; "he looked...with couded eyes and with an altered manner of breathing"- Charles Dickens
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on altered:

Seminoe Mountains Greenstone Belt
... gold anomalies at Bradley Peak in banded iron formation, quartz veins and in a large altered zone of metabasalts ... of broader auriferous pods enclosed in altered rock has been neglected ... The altered zone in the vicinity of the Penn mines should have been considered as a target for widespread low-grade gold mineralization with potential credits in silver, copper, lead, and zinc ...
Altered State (band)
... Altered State was a Progressive rock band based in Huntington Beach, CA ... Altered State has been described as "an inventive band with unique arrangements, melodic vocals and great harmonies." ...
Soleá - Musical Analysis - Harmonic Structure
... Soléa develops in (altered) Phrygian mode "por arriba" (fundamental on the 6th string), with the III degree of the mode altered to a major 3rd when resolving to I ... The typical flamenco progression IV-, III, II, I (an altered Phrygian cadence) is heard several times during the development of the song ... In E altered Phrygian, the progression would be Am, G, F, E (the E chord should be Em in a diatonic Phrygian cadence, but its diatonic third - g - is altered ...
Altered State (Altered State Album)
... Altered State is the debut record of the American progressive rock band of the same name ... Released August 27, 1991 ...
Altered (film)
... Altered is a science fiction film that also contains elements of 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 ...

More definitions of "altered":

  • (adj): Having testicles or ovaries removed.
    Synonyms: neutered
  • (adj): Changed in order to improve or made more fit for a particular purpose.
    Example: "Instructions altered to suit the children's different ages"
    Synonyms: adapted

Famous quotes containing the word altered:

    The generation of women before us who rushed to fill the corporate ranks altered our expectations of what working motherhood could be, tempered our ambition, and exploded the supermom myth many of us held dear.
    Melinda M. Marshall (20th century)

    I have no concern with any economic criticisms of the communist system; I cannot enquire into whether the abolition of private property is expedient or advantageous. But I am able to recognize that the psychological premises on which the system is based are an untenable illusion. In abolishing private property we deprive the human love of aggression of one of its instruments ... but we have in no way altered the differences in power and influence which are misused by aggressiveness.
    Sigmund Freud (1856–1939)

    The movies were my textbooks for everything else in the world. When it wasn’t, I altered it. If I saw a college, I would see only cheerleaders or blonds. If I saw New York City, I would want to go to the slums I’d seen in the movies, where the tough kids played. If I went to Chicago, I’d want to see the brawling factories and the gangsters.
    Jill Robinson (b. 1936)