Definitions of modification

  1. slightly modified copy; not an exact copy; "a modification of last year's model" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. A slight reduction; a slight change in form. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Act of modifying: changed shape or condition. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. The act of modifying; state of being modified; mode. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for modification

  1. I advised the elimination or material alteration of this part of the book, and after due consideration he consented, though with sore reluctance, for the reason that the modification made involved the sacrifice of a very brilliant essay in military criticism, of which any writer might well have been proud, and which I should have advised any other writer to publish as a distinguished feature of his work. – Recollections of a Varied Life by George Cary Eggleston
  2. So broad, indeed, did the urban franchise at this point become that little room was left for its modification subsequently. – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg