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modification

 
Noun modification has 4 senses
  1. alteration, modification, adjustment - the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
    --1 is a kind of change
    --1 has particulars:
     loosening, laxation; tightening; accommodation; adaptation; tune
    Derived form: verb modify1
  2. modification - slightly modified copy; not an exact copy; "a modification of last year's model"
    --2 is a kind of
    copy
    Derived form: verb modify1
  3. modification, qualifying, limiting - the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase
    --3 is a kind of grammatical relation
    --3 has particulars: restrictiveness; apposition
    Derived form: verb modify2
  4. change, alteration, modification - an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
    --4 is a kind of happening, occurrence, natural event
    --4 has particulars:
     avulsion; mutation; sublimation; surprise; birth, nativity, nascency, nascence; separation, breakup, detachment; vagary; variation, fluctuation; conversion; death, decease; decrease, lessening, drop-off; destabilization; increase; easing, moderation, relief; deformation; transition; transformation, transmutation, shift; twinkle, scintillation, sparkling; shimmer, play; transmutation; damage, harm, impairment; development; revolution; mutation, genetic mutation, chromosomal mutation; sex change; loss of consciousness
    Derived form: verb modify1
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