Modification

Definition of Modification

Mod`i`fi`ca´tion
n.1.The act of modifying, or the state of being modified; a change; as, the modification of an opinion, or of a machine.
2.Something which has been modified; a modified form or condition; state as modified; as, the various modifications of light; the latest modification of the operating system crashes less frequently.
3.(Gram.) The alteration of the meaning of a word or phrase by another word or phrase; - usually a restriction of the scope of the word modified; as, in the phrase "a billion dollars is a relatively small sum to spend on cancer research" the modification of small by relatively is needed to make the sentence accurate, rather than ludicrous.

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