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modification

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

Simple Definition of modification

  • : 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)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of modification

  1. 1 :  the limiting of a statement :  qualification

  2. 2 :  1mode 6a

  3. 3 a :  the making of a limited change in something; also :  the result of such a change b :  a change in an organism caused by environmental factors

  4. 4 :  a limitation or qualification 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.



1603

First Known Use of modification

1603


MODIFICATION Defined for Kids

modification

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

Definition of modification for Students

  1. 1 :  the act or process of changing parts of something

  2. 2 :  a slightly changed form




Medical Dictionary

modification

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

Medical Definition of modification

  1. 1:  the act or result of modifying something

  2. 2:  a change in an organism that is not inherited and that is caused by the influence of its environment





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