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Definition of amendment noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    amendment

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    NAmE//əˈmɛndmənt//
     
     
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  1. 1 [countable, uncountable] a small change or improvement that is made to a law or a document; the process of changing a law or a document to introduce/propose/table an amendment (= to suggest it) Legislation is delaying the proposed amendments to the new bill. amendment to something She made several minor amendments to her essay.
  2. 2 Amendment [countable] a statement of a change to the United States constitution The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote.
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