modificand

[ mod-uh-fi-kand ]
/ ˈmɒd ə fɪˌkænd /

noun Grammar.

a word that is modified, or qualified, by another. In red books, books is a modificand.

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Origin of modificand

1825–35; < Latin modificāndum (a thing) to be measured or limited, gerund of modificāre to modify
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