sea change

noun
1.
a striking change, as in appearance, often for the better.
2.
any major transformation or alteration.
3.
a transformation brought about by the sea.
Origin
1600–10
Example Sentences for sea change
The long-awaited sea change in higher education is upon us.
The problem with this is that the doctorate is generally an acculturation process, which requires a sea change in mindset.
Their report called for a sea change in the way that economists and politicians think about the benefits of economic growth.
It seems to me that that would require a sea change in the way doctors and patients relate.
And somehow this new route of infection signals a sea change.
On a sheer ratings level, the latest wave of reality hits has worked a sea change for the networks.
It marked a sea change in thinking about work and productivity.
Yet predictions of a sea change towards more invasive government are premature.
British Dictionary definitions for sea change
sea change
 
n
a seemingly magical change, as brought about by the action of the sea
 
[coined by Shakespeare, in Ariel's song ``Full Fathom Five'' in The Tempest (1611)]

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