modifier

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mod·i·fi·er

noun \ˈmä-də-ˌfī(-ə)r\

grammar : a word (such as an adjective or adverb) or phrase that describes another word or group of words

Full Definition of MODIFIER

1
:  one that modifies
2
:  a word or phrase that makes specific the meaning of another word or phrase
3
:  a gene that modifies the effect of another

Examples of MODIFIER

  1. In a red hat, the adjective red is a modifier describing the noun hat.
  2. In They were talking loudly, the adverb loudly is a modifier of the verb talking.

First Known Use of MODIFIER

1583

mod·i·fi·er

noun \ˈmäd-ə-ˌfī(-ə)r\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MODIFIER

1
: one that modifies
2
: a gene that modifies the effect of another

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