• Noun: an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; examples: "the change was intended to increase sales", "this storm is certainly a change for the worse", "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
• Noun: a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event; example: "he attributed the change to their marriage"
• Noun: the action of changing something; examples: "the change of government had no impact on the economy", "his change on abortion cost him the election"
• Noun: the result of alteration or modification; examples: "there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs", "there had been no change in the mountains"
• Noun: the balance of money received when the amount you tender is greater than the amount due; example: "I paid with a twenty and pocketed the change"
• Noun: a thing that is different; example: "he inspected several changes before selecting one"
• Noun: a different or fresh set of clothes; example: "she brought a change in her overnight bag"
• Noun: coins of small denomination regarded collectively; example: "he had a pocketful of change"
• Noun: money received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or a different currency; example: "he got change for a twenty and used it to pay the taxi driver"
• Noun: a difference that is usually pleasant; examples: "he goes to France for variety", "it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"
• Verb: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; examples: "She changed completely as she grew older", "The weather changed last night"
• Verb: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; examples: "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city", "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
• Verb: make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; examples: "her mood changes in accordance with the weather", "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"
• Verb: lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; examples: "switch to a different brand of beer", "She switched psychiatrists", "The car changed lanes"
• Verb: change clothes; put on different clothes; example: "Change before you go to the opera"
• Verb: exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category; examples: "Could you convert my dollars into pounds?", "He changed his name", "convert centimeters into inches", "convert holdings into shares"
• Verb: give to, and receive from, one another; examples: "Would you change places with me?", "We have been exchanging letters for a year"
• Verb: change from one vehicle or transportation line to another; example: "She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast"
• Verb: become deeper in tone; examples: "His voice began to change when he was 12 years old", "Her voice deepened when she whispered the password"
• Verb: remove or replace the coverings of; examples: "Father had to learn how to change the baby", "After each guest we changed the bed linens"
Art, a book, a painting, a song, can definitely inspire change, whether it's a small change or a big change but you know there's novels I've read or a scene in a film that I've seen where I definitely inspired something and made a change or addressed an issue in my life or done something cliche like make a phone call.
People are talking about the Internet as though it is going to change the world. It's not going to change the world. It's not going to change the way we think, and it's not going to change the way we feel.
You don't implement change easily in Japan unless you explain very clearly why you need to do this change, how you're going to do this change and what's going to be the outcome of this change. If you offset or you forget to explain one of these three steps you're not going to do it.
If the President says, oh, Washington's got to change, and people are doubting whether my change can really happen, I think instead what the public's begun to see is the change they're seeing is not the change they voted for.
But just as haste and restlessness are typical of our present-day life, so change also takes place more rapidly than before. This applies to change in the relationships between nations as it does to change within an individual nation.
We must carefully examine change so that we are able to discard those aspects of change which would be detrimental to our way of life, and, at the same time, take advantage of those aspects of change which will enhance and improve our quality of life.
It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.