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From un- +‎ change.


unchange (third-person singular simple present unchanges, present participle unchanging, simple past and past participle unchanged)

  1. (transitive) To revert or reverse a change
    • 1817, William Hutton, Catherine Hutton, The life of William Hutton:
      Thus I experienced another important change, and one I never wished to unchange.
    • 1994, United States, United States. Congress. House. Committee on House Administration. Subcommittee on Libraries and Memorials, Library of Congress Personnel Policies and Procedures: Joint Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Libraries and Memorials of the Committee on House Administration, House of Representatives and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session, March 18 and 24, 1993, page 29:
      It is profoundly changed in ways that don't have to be unchanged or create counterdifficulties in the process.
  2. (intransitive) To not change; be unchanging; remain constant
    • 2013, G. Klir, Applied General Systems Research:
      In analysing them we discern various mechanisms which seem to us to cause them to "unchange," to be "things" and thus to survive.


unchange (countable and uncountable, plural unchanges)

  1. A situation where all remains constant; stasis.
    • 1971, William De Prez Inlow, Medicine and the world of ideas: an iatrophilosophy:
      It would seem that the full force of effectuation is felt only when the effect is change, and that when it is unchange the effectuation is felt to be attenuated and diminished;
    • 2013, L.N. Oaklander, The Importance of Time, →ISBN:
      If causation necessarily involved events or other particulars, unchanges would seem to create difficulties, since (according to Mellor at least) unchanges cannot be particular events, and thus when an unchange is caused (i.e., when we have stasis), there are no particulars that can be related and thus nothing that can be the basis for the causal relation.
    • 2017, Raj Kumar Bhattarai, Enterprise Resiliency in the Continuum of Change:
      One set of stakeholders are not aware about change or unchange in their enterprise.