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noun amendment pronunciation in American English /əˈmendmənt/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a change made to a law or agreement
    amendment to: an amendment to the Medicare bill
    table an amendment: The House has tabled an amendment to the bill (=has stopped working on it).
    1. a.
      [countable] one of the changes that has been made to the U.S. Constitution
      his First Amendment right to free speech
  2. 2
    [countable] a change made in a document or plan
    amendment to: I have made several amendments to the script.


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