Definition of Modification

1. Noun. The act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment).

Exact synonyms: Adjustment, Alteration
Specialized synonyms: Laxation, Loosening, Tightening, Accommodation, Adaptation, Tune
Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Adjust, Alter, Alter, Modify, Modify



2. Noun. Slightly modified copy; not an exact copy. "A modification of last year's model"
Generic synonyms: Copy
Derivative terms: Modify

3. Noun. The grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase.
Exact synonyms: Limiting, Qualifying
Generic synonyms: Grammatical Relation
Specialized synonyms: Restrictiveness, Apposition
Derivative terms: Modify, Qualify

4. Noun. An event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another. "The neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"

Definition of Modification

1. n. 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.

Definition of Modification

1. Noun. the act or result of modifying or the condition of being modified ¹

2. Noun. an alteration or adjustment to something ¹

3. Noun. a change to an organism as a result of its environment that is not transmissable to offspring ¹

4. Noun. (linguistics) a change to a word when it is borrowed by another language ¹

5. Noun. (linguistics) the change undergone by a word when used in a construction (for instance ''am'' => '' 'm'' in ''I'm'') ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Modification

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Modification

1. 1. A nonhereditary change in an organism; e.g., one that is acquired from its own activity or environment. 2. A chemical or structural alteration in a molecule. Behaviour modification, the systematic use of principles of conditioning and learning, especially operant or instrumental conditioning, to teach certain skills or to extinguish undesirable behaviours, attitudes, or phobias. Chemical modification, alteration in the structure of a molecule, typically a macromolecule such as a protein, by chemical means; often, the covalent addition by some reagent. Covalent modification, alteration in the structure of a macromolecule by enzymatic means, resulting in a change in the properties of that macromolecule; frequently, this type of modification is physiologically relevant. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Modification

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Literary usage of Modification

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"It attributes hypnosis to a nervous or cerebral modification of the subject, ... The intimate nature of that cerebral and nervous modification which Charcot ..."

2. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation of by Charles Darwin (1900)
"... islands to those of the nearest mainland—On colonisation from the nearest source with subsequent modification—Summary of the last and present chapter. ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1874)
"At the meeting of the American Ophthalmological Society for this year, Dr. Knapp presented a very ingenious and beautifully made modification of the ..."

4. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1881)
"Ox A Modification OF MOHR'S BURETTE ADAPTING IT FOR USE IN MEASURING CORROSIVE SOLUTIONS, ETC. BY NELSON H. DARTON. All who have frequent occasion to use ..."

5. Experimental Morphology by Charles Benedict Davenport (1899)
"Modification of Direction of Growth—Tropism. — The tropic effect of an external agent occurs only when the ..."

6. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1890)
"If one generation has been spared, then their posterity may be regarded as immuned. A Modification OF ... 102) recommends the following modification of ..."

7. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"2, E and F are :i per-vective and sectional view of a modification of iLen.nde of attaching the bar to the lower rail of the dash where said lower rail is ..."

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