Definition of modification
1 : the limiting of a statement : qualification <with some modifications this statement is true today — J. B. Conant>
2 : 1mode 6a
3a : 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 — John Strachey>; also : the result of such a changeb : 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
The program can be used on all computers without modification.
They passed the law with only a few minor modifications.
The weather required some major modifications to our travel plans.
First Known Use of modification
MODIFICATION Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of modification for Students
1 : the act or process of changing parts of something
2 : a slightly changed form
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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