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Definitions of modification

  1. the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. slightly modified copy; not an exact copy; "a modification of last year's model" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A slight reduction; a slight change in form. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Act of modifying: changed shape or condition. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. The act of modifying; state of being modified; mode. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. The act of modifying; a slight change in form; any particular form or manner. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. "Modification" is not exactly synonymous with "amendment," for the former term denotes some minor change in the substance of the tiling, without reference to its improvement or de- terioration thereby, while the latter word imports an amelioration of the thing (as by changing the phraseology of an instrument, so as to make it more distinct or specific) without involving the idea of auy change in substance or essence. In Scotch law. The term usually applied to the decree of the teind court, awarding a suitable stipend to the minister of a parish. Bell. thelawdictionary.org
  11. The act of modifying, or the state of being modified; a change; as, the modification of an opinion, or of a machine. dictgcide_fs
  12. Something which has been modified; a modified form or condition; state as modified; as, the various modifications of light; the latest modification of the operating system crashes less frequently. dictgcide_fs
  13. The alteration of the meaning of a word or phrase by another word or phrase; usually a restriction of the scope of the word modified; as, in the phrase relatively small sum to spend on cancer researchmodification of small by relatively is needed to make the sentence accurate, rather than ludicrous. dictgcide_fs
  14. n. Act of modifying; -particular form or manner; modified shape or condition. Cabinet Dictionary
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