Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases

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140. [Difference at different times.] Change -- N. change, alteration, mutation, permutation, variation, modification, modulation, inflexion, mood, qualification, innovation, metastasis, deviation, turn, evolution, revolution; diversion; break.

141. [Absence of change.] Permanence -- N. stability &c 150; quiescence &c 265; obstinacy &c 606.

142. [Change from action to rest.] Cessation -- N. cessation, discontinuance, desistance, desinence † .

143. Continuance in action -- N. continuance, continuation; run; perpetuation, prolongation; persistence &c (perseverance) 604.1; repetition &c 104.

144. [Gradual change to something different.] Conversion -- N. conversion, reduction, transmutation, resolution, assimilation; evolution, sea change; change of state; assumption; naturalization; transportation; development [Biol.] , developing.

145. Reversion -- N. reversion, return; revulsion.

146. [Sudden or violent change.] Revolution -- N. revolution, bouleversement, subversion, break up; destruction &c 162; sudden change, radical change, sweeping organic change; change of state, phase change; quantum leap, quantum jump; clean sweep, coup d'etat [Fr.] , counter revolution.

147. [Change of one thing for another.] Substitution -- N. substitution, commutation; supplanting &c v.; metaphor, metonymy &c (figure of speech) 521.

148. [Double or mutual change.] Interchange -- N. interchange, exchange; commutation, permutation, intermutation; reciprocation, transposition, rearrangement; shuffling; alternation, reciprocity; castling (at chess); hocus-pocus.