- the use of a modifier in a construction, or of modifiers in a class of constructions or in a language.
- the meaning of a modifier, especially as it affects the meaning of the word or other form modified: Limitation is one kind of modification.
- 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.
- an adjustment in the form of a word as it passes from one language to another.
- modified american plan,
- modified radical mastectomy,
Origin of modification
Examples from the Web for modification
To be clear, these numbers are exactly what each organization reported without manipulation or modification.
Trafficking is complicated and the source material is subject to “modification.”
It is not clear if this could lead to a modification of stated U.S. policy that Iran should not have “one centrifuge turning.”
With every modification, that nostalgia starts to look and feel more like a dream.Penn State Goes Too Far in Its Purge of All Things Paterno|John Hendrickson|August 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
RULES ARE SUBJECT TO MODIFICATION BY THE NEWSWEEK DAILY BEAST COMPANY.Newsweek & The Daily Beast-Open Hands Prize for Commentary: Official Rules|The Daily Beast|May 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There should be some reduction and it may be modification in the grain for a short time.
Case is that modification of a noun or a pronoun which denotes its relation to other words in the sentence.Business English|Rose Buhlig
I wonder nobody has proposed a modification of this form of Home Rule for Ireland now.Ireland Under Coercion (2nd ed.) (1 of 2) (1888)|William Henry Hurlbert
The treaty which I now submit to you proposes no alteration, mitigation, or modification of the rules of the law of nations.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Tyler|Compiled by James D. Richardson
(C) Introduction or modification of laws to regulate or to remove certain restrictions on the coal industry.The Economic Aspect of Geology|C. K. Leith
c.1500, in philosophy, from Middle French modification (14c.) and directly from Latin modificationem (nominative modificatio) "a measuring," noun of action from past participle stem of modificare (see modify). Meaning "alteration to an object to bring it up to date" is from 1774. Biological sense is attested by 1896.