- an act or instance of modifying something, especially a vehicle or mechanical part.
- the act of rewriting programming code in a video game in order to change the appearance or performance of the software.
- the act of modifying computer hardware, especially the physical appearance of the case.
Origin of modding
- an act or instance of modifying; modification.
- to modify, especially a vehicle or mechanical part: The car was modded for speed and power.
- to rewrite programming code in (a video game) in order to change the appearance or performance of the software: I modded the game to increase the field of vision.
- to modify (computer hardware), especially the physical appearance of the case: I want to mod my PC to include LED lights and custom paint.
Origin of mod2
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- slang the practice of modifying a production car to alter its appearance or to increase performance
- Ministry of Defence
- a member of a group of teenagers in the mid-1960s, noted for their clothes-consciousness and opposition to the rockers
- a member of a revived group of this type in the late 1970s and early 1980s, noted for their clothes-consciousness and opposition to the skinheads
- (as modifier)a mod haircut
C20: from modernist
- an annual Highland Gaelic meeting with musical and literary competitions
C19: from Gaelic mòd assembly, from Old Norse; related to moot
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Word Origin and History for modding
"tidy, sophisticated teen" (usually contrasted with rocker), 1960, slang shortening of modern.
short for modification, c.1920, originally among aviators.
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