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Noun modification has 4 senses
- 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:
- modification - slightly modified copy; not an exact copy; "a modification of last year's model"
--2 is a kind of copy
- 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
- 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|