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a·mend·ment

 (ə-mĕnd′mənt)
n.
1. The act of changing for the better; improvement: "Society may sometimes show signs of repentance and amendment" (George G. Coulton).
2. A correction or alteration, as in a manuscript.
3.
a. The process of formally altering or adding to a document or record.
b. A statement of such an alteration or addition.
c. Amendment One of the provisions in the US Constitution protecting individual rights.
4. A material, such as organic matter or sand, mixed into soil to improve growing conditions.

amendment

(əˈmɛndmənt)
n
1. the act of amending; correction
2. an addition, alteration, or improvement to a motion, document, etc

a•mend•ment

(əˈmɛnd mənt)

n.
1. the act of amending or the state of being amended.
2. an alteration or addition, as to a bill.
3. a change made by correction, addition, or deletion.
[1250–1300; < Old French]

amendment

An ingredient such as peat or sand that is used to improve the soil.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amendment - the act of amending or correctingamendment - the act of amending or correcting  
correction, rectification - the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right
2.amendment - a statement that is added to or revises or improves a proposal or document (a bill or constitution etc.)amendment - a statement that is added to or revises or improves a proposal or document (a bill or constitution etc.)
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"

amendment

amendment

noun
1. The act of making better or the condition of being made better:
2. The act or process of revising:
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amendment

[əˈmendmənt] N
1. (to law) → enmienda f (to a) the Fifth Amendment (US) → la Quinta Enmienda (a la Constitución de los Estados Unidos)
to invoke or plead or take the Fifth (Amendment) (US) → acogerse a la quinta, negarse a dar testimonio bajo la protección de la Quinta Enmienda (relativa a la autoincriminación)
2. (to text) → corrección f
FIFTH AMENDMENT
La Quinta Enmienda a la Constitución de los Estados Unidos establece varios principios legales fundamentales que protegen al ciudadano frente al poder del Estado. Entre estos derechos están el de que una persona no sea encarcelada o sus bienes sean embargados sin juicio previo, así como el derecho a no ser procesada dos veces por el mismo delito, o a no ser obligada a aportar pruebas contra sí misma. Al hecho de negarse a aportar pruebas autoincriminatorias se le conoce como taking the fifth (acogerse a la quinta) y, durante las investigaciones anticomunistas que el senador McCarthy realizó en la década de los años 50, aquéllos que se acogían a esta quinta enmienda eran generalmente acusados de llevar a cabo actividades antiamericanas.

Amendment

[əˈmɛndmənt] n (in US Constitution) the First Amendment → le Premier Amendement (de la constitution des États-Unis)
the Fifth Amendment → le cinquième amendement (de la constitution des États-Unis)
to plead the Fifth Amendment, to take the Fifth Amendment → invoquer le Cinquième Amendement (pour refuser de répondre)

amendment

[əˈmɛndmənt] n (to law, constitution, rules)amendement m; (to statement)modification f; (to text)correction f
an amendment to sth → un amendement à qch
to make an amendment to sth → apporter des modifications à qch

amendment

n
(to bill, in text) → Änderung f (→ to +gen), → Amendement nt (form) (→ to +gen); (= addition)Amendement nt (form)(to zu), Zusatz m(to zu); the First/Second etc Amendment (US Pol) → das Erste/Zweite etc Amendement, Zusatz m1/2 etc
(in behaviour) → Besserung f

amendment

[əˈmɛndmənt] n (see vb) → emendamento; (XXX) → correzione f
References in classic literature ?
He bore it very patiently for six months, and when no signs of amendment appeared, he did what other paternal exiles do--tried to get a little comfort elsewhere.
They were men whose opinions were their own property and not subject to revision and amendment, suggestion or criticism, by anybody, even their friends.
cried Lucy, who generally made an amendment to all her sister's assertions.
One great excellency in this tribe, is their skill at prognostics, wherein they seldom fail; their predictions in real diseases, when they rise to any degree of malignity, generally portending death, which is always in their power, when recovery is not: and therefore, upon any unexpected signs of amendment, after they have pronounced their sentence, rather than be accused as false prophets, they know how to approve their sagacity to the world, by a seasonable dose.
I understand a proposed amendment to the Constitution--which amendment, however, I have not seen--has passed Congress, to the effect that the Federal Government shall never interfere with the domestic institutions of the States, including that of persons held to service.
His book has some good invention in it, it presents us with something but brings nothing to a conclusion: we must wait for the Second Part it promises: perhaps with amendment it may succeed in winning the full measure of grace that is now denied it; and in the mean time do you, senor gossip, keep it shut up in your own quarters.
It must be by this time evident to all men of reflection, who can divest themselves of the prepossessions of preconceived opinions, that it is a system so radically vicious and unsound, as to admit not of amendment but by an entire change in its leading features and characters.
We concur fully," reply others, "in the objection to this part of the plan, but we can never agree that a reference of impeachments to the judiciary authority would be an amendment of the error.
In spite of this amendment, however, she requested to have a note sent to Longbourn, desiring her mother to visit Jane, and form her own judgement of her situation.
Grandfather promised amendment if ever he should have an opportunity to repeat his narrative.
As regards her own talk, Newman was very sure himself that she herself enjoyed it: this was as a sort of amendment to the portrait that Mrs.
If he had said 'bay mare' Mahbub would have known by his very readiness to fall in with the amendment that the boy suspected something.