modifier

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noun mod·i·fi·er \ˈmä-də-ˌfī(-ə)r\

Definition of modifier

  1. 1 :  one that modifies

  2. 2 :  a word or phrase that makes specific the meaning of another word or phrase

  3. 3 :  a gene that modifies the effect of another

Examples of modifier in a sentence

  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.

1583

First Known Use of modifier

1583


MODIFIER Defined for English Language Learners

modifier

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noun mod·i·fi·er \ˈmä-də-ˌfī(-ə)r\

Definition of modifier for English Language Learners

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


MODIFIER Defined for Kids

modifier

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noun mod·i·fi·er \ˈmä-də-ˌfī-ər\

Definition of modifier for Students

  1. :  a word (as an adjective or adverb) used with another word to limit its meaning <In the phrase “very big dog” the words “very” and “big” are modifiers.>


Medical Dictionary

modifier

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noun mod·i·fi·er \ˈmäd-ə-ˌfī(-ə)r\

Medical Definition of modifier

  1. 1:  one that modifies

  2. 2:  a gene that modifies the effect of another


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