- to change somewhat the form or qualities of; alter partially; amend: to modify a contract.
- Grammar. (of a word, phrase, or clause) to stand in a syntactically subordinate relation to (another word, phrase, or clause), usually with descriptive, limiting, or particularizing meaning; be a modifier. In a good man, good modifies man.
- to be the modifier or attribute of.
- to change (a vowel) by umlaut.
- to reduce or lessen in degree or extent; moderate; soften: to modify one's demands.
- to be or become modified.
Origin of modify
Synonyms for modify
Examples from the Web for modifiability
Historical Examples of modifiability
There appears indeed to be hardly any limit to the almost infinite plasticity and modifiability of domestic animals.Charles Darwin
As has been already suggested, one of the most important characteristics of all these tendencies is their modifiability.
The plasticity of neurone groups seems to vary in two respects--as to modifiability and as to power to hold modifications.
All neurones have the three characteristics of sensitivity, conductivity, and modifiability.Principles of Teaching
Adam S. Bennion
- to change the structure, character, intent, etc, of
- to make less extreme or uncompromisingto modify a demand
- grammar (of a word or group of words) to bear the relation of modifier to (another word or group of words)
- linguistics to change (a vowel) by umlaut
- (intr) to be or become modified