premodification

adjective pre·mod·i·fi·ca·tion \ ˌprē-ˌmä-də-fə-ˈkā-shən \
variants: or pre-modification

Definition of premodification

: 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

First Known Use of premodification

1943

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