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noun mod·i·fi·ca·tion \ ˌmä-də-fə-ˈkā-shən \
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Definition of modification

1 : the limiting of a statement : qualification
  • with some modifications this statement is true today
  • —J. B. Conant
2 : 1mode 6a
3 a : the making of a limited change in something
  • making the exactly minimum degree of modification to her institutions necessary to fit them to new conditions
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also : the result of such a change
b : a change in an organism caused by environmental factors
4 : a limitation or qualification (see qualification 1) of the meaning of a word by another word, by an affix, or by internal change

Examples of modification in a Sentence

  1. The program can be used on all computers without modification.

  2. They passed the law with only a few minor modifications.

  3. The weather required some major modifications to our travel plans.

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First Known Use of modification

1603

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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MODIFICATION Defined for English Language Learners

modification

Definition of modification for English Language Learners

  • : the act or process of changing parts of something : the act or process of modifying something

  • : a change in something (such as a system or style)


MODIFICATION Defined for Kids

modification

noun mod·i·fi·ca·tion \ ˌmä-də-fə-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of Only Solid Women Only Women Dresses Casual modification for Students

1 : the act or process of changing parts of something
2 : a slightly changed form

Medical Dictionary

modification

noun mod·i·fi·ca·tion \ ˌmäd-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən \

medical Definition of modification

1 : the act or result of modifying something
2 : a change in an organism that is not inherited and that is caused by the influence of its environment


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38
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Blended
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