premodification

adjective

pre·​mod·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion ˌprē-ˌmä-də-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce premodification (audio)
variants or pre-modification
: existing, occurring, or done before a modification
But in its slightly more down-to-earth pre-modification past, the aircraft was originally conceived as … an agricultural crop-duster. Brygony Jones

Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of premodification was in 1943

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Cite this Entry

“Premodification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/premodification. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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