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sea change

a striking change, as in appearance, often for the better.
any major transformation or alteration.
a transformation brought about by the sea.
Origin of sea change
1600-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web 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

a seemingly magical change, as brought about by the action of the sea
Word Origin
coined by Shakespeare, in Ariel's song ``Full Fathom Five'' in The Tempest (1611)
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