What does modification mean?

Definitions for modification
ˌmɒd ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃənmod·i·fi·ca·tion

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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"


  1. Modification(n.)

    (Gram.) The alteration of the meaning of a word or phrase by another word or phrase; -- usually a restriction of the scope of the word modified; as, in the phrase

  2. Modification(n.)

    Something which has been modified; a modified form or condition; state as modified; as, the various modifications of light; the latest modification of the operating system crashes less frequently.

  3. Origin: [L. modificatio a measuring: cf. F. modification. See Modify.]


  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

  2. Origin: [L. modificatio a measuring: cf. F. modification. See Modify.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of modification in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of modification in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of modification in a Sentence

  1. Publilius Syrus:

    It is a bad plan that admits of no modification.

  2. Publilius Syrus:

    Any plan is bad which is incapable of modification.

  3. James Nerison:

    That was a modification that I don’t think any other PT boat in the Navy had at the time.

  4. Ernesto Ambrosetti:

    Competitiveness will be restored over the medium- and long- term with the modification of the exchange rate.

  5. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton:

    Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, therefore, in degree, not nature.

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