Definitions for Modificationˌmɒd ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mod•i•fi•ca•tionˌmɒd ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. an act or instance of modifying or the state of being modified.

  2. a modified form; variety.

  3. a change in an organism acquired during its lifetime and not inheritable.

    Category: Biology

  4. limitation or qualification.

  5. the use of modifiers in a construction or language. the meaning a modifier has, esp. as it affects the meaning of the word or other form modified, as in limitation.

    Category: Grammar

  6. a change in the phonological shape of a morpheme, word, or other form when it functions as an element in a construction, as the change of not to n't in doesn't.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

Origin of modification:

1495–1505; < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. alteration, modification, adjustment(noun)

    the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)

  2. modification(noun)

    slightly modified copy; not an exact copy

    "a modification of last year's model"

  3. modification, qualifying, limiting(noun)

    the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase

  4. change, alteration, modification(noun)

    an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

    "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"

Wiktionary

  1. modification(Noun)

    the act or result of modifying or the condition of being modified

  2. modification(Noun)

    an alteration or adjustment to something

  3. modification(Noun)

    a change to an organism as a result of its environment that is not transmissable to offspring

  4. modification(Noun)

    a change to a word when it is borrowed by another language

  5. modification(Noun)

    the change undergone by a word when used in a construction (for instance am => 'm in I'm)

  6. Origin: From modification, from modificatio, from modificare; see modify.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Modification(noun)

    the act of modifying, or the state of being modified; a modified form or condition; state as modified; a change; as, the modification of an opinion, or of a machine; the various modifications of light

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Modification' in Nouns Frequency: #1952


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