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1. The act or process of modifying or the condition of being modified.
2. A change or a result produced by modifying: new modifications in the car's design.
a. A change undergone by a word that is borrowed from another language.
b. A phonological change undergone by a word or morpheme when it is used in a construction, as the change of will to 'll in they'll.
mod′i·fi·ca′to·ry (-kā′tə-rē), mod′i·fi·ca′tive (-kā′tĭv) adj.
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1. the act of modifying or the condition of being modified
2. something modified; the result of a modification
3. a small change or adjustment
4. (Grammar) grammar the relation between a modifier and the word or phrase that it modifies
ˈmodifiˌcatory, ˈmodifiˌcative adj
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mod•i•fi•ca•tion(ˌmɒd ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)
1. an act or instance of modifying or the state of being modified.
2. a modified form; variety.
3. a change in an organism acquired during its lifetime and not inheritable.
4. limitation or qualification.
a. the use of modifiers in a construction or language.
b. the meaning a modifier has, esp. as it affects the meaning of the word or other form modified, as in limitation.
6. a change in the phonological shape of a morpheme, word, or other form when it functions as an element in a construction, as the change of not to n't in doesn't.
[1495–1505; < Latin]
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A change in an organism resulting from external influences, and not inheritable.
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|Noun||1.||modification - the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)|
tightening - the act of making something tighter; "the tightening of economic controls"
change - the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"
accommodation - (physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the natural lens of the eye
adaptation - (physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light)
tune - the adjustment of a radio receiver or other circuit to a required frequency
|2.||modification - slightly modified copy; not an exact copy; "a modification of last year's model"|
copy - a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing; "she made a copy of the designer dress"; "the clone was a copy of its ancestor"
|3.||modification - the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase|
grammatical relation - a linguistic relation established by grammar
restrictiveness - a grammatical qualification that makes the meaning more specific (`red hat' has a more specific meaning than `hat')
apposition - a grammatical relation between a word and a noun phrase that follows; "`Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer' is an example of apposition"
|4.||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"|
acceleration - an increase in rate of change; "modern science caused an acceleration of cultural change"
deceleration, retardation, slowing - a decrease in rate of change; "the deceleration of the arms race"
avulsion - an abrupt change in the course of a stream that forms the boundary between two parcels of land resulting in the loss of part of the land of one landowner and a consequent increase in the land of another
break - an abrupt change in the tone or register of the voice (as at puberty or due to emotion); "then there was a break in her voice"
mutation - a change or alteration in form or qualities
sublimation - (psychology) modifying the natural expression of an impulse or instinct (especially a sexual one) to one that is socially acceptable
surprise - a sudden unexpected event
nascence, nascency, nativity, birth - the event of being born; "they celebrated the birth of their first child"
vagary - an unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person's behavior, etc.); "the vagaries of the weather"; "his wealth fluctuates with the vagaries of the stock market"; "he has dealt with human vagaries for many years"
conversion - a change of religion; "his conversion to the Catholic faith"
death, decease, expiry - the event of dying or departure from life; "her death came as a terrible shock"; "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"
decrease, lessening, drop-off - a change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"
destabilization - an event that causes a loss of equilibrium (as of a ship or aircraft)
increase - a change resulting in an increase; "the increase is scheduled for next month"
deformation - alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it
transition - a change from one place or state or subject or stage to another
shimmer, play - a weak and tremulous light; "the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers"; "the play of light on the water"
transmutation - (physics) the change of one chemical element into another (as by nuclear decay or radioactive bombardment); "the transmutation of base metals into gold proved to be impossible"
development - a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation; "recent developments in Iraq"; "what a revolting development!"
revolution - a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving; "the industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution"
chromosomal mutation, genetic mutation, mutation - (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism
sex change - a change in a person's physical sexual characteristics (as by surgery and hormone treatments)
loss of consciousness - the occurrence of a loss of the ability to perceive and respond
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noun change, restriction, variation, qualification, adjustment, revision, alteration, mutation, reformation, refinement, makeover, modulation Relatively minor modifications were required.
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sự sửa đổi
modification[ˌmɒdɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] N → modificación f (to de)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
modification[ˌmɒdɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] n → modification f
to make modifications to sth → apporter des modifications à qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → (Ver)änderung f; (of design) → Abänderung f; (of terms, contract, wording) → Modifizierung f, → Modifikation f; to make modifications to something → (Ver)änderungen an etw (dat) → vornehmen; → etw abändern; → etw modifizieren; the suggested modifications to his design → die Änderungsvorschläge pl → zu seinem Entwurf
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
modification[ˌmɒdɪfɪˈkeɪʃ/ən] n modification (to, in) → modifica (a)
to make modifications → fare or apportare delle modifiche
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
to change the form or quality of, usually slightly. We had to modify the original design. wysig, verander يُخَفِّف، يُهَدِّئ ، يُعَدِّل ، يُغَيِّر променям modificar pozměnit (se) abändern ændre τροποποιώmodificar muutma بهتر کردن muuttaa modifier לְשַׁנוֹת सुधारना, संशोधन करना preinačiti módosít mengubah breyta (lítillega) modificare 修正する 수정하다 modifikuoti, pakeisti modificēt, pārveidot mengubah suai wijzigenendre, gjøre forandringer modyfikować لا ښه كول modificar a modifica модифицировать upraviť, modifikovať spremeniti izmeniti modifiera เปลี่ยนแปลง değişiklik yapmak 修改 видозмінювати ترمیم کرنا sửa đổi 修改ˌmodifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
wysiging, verandering تَخْفيف، تَعْديل промяна modificação úprava, snížení die Abänderung ændring τροποποίηση, τροπολογίαmodificación teisend تعدیل muutos modificationשינוי सुधार preinaka módosítás modifikasi smábreyting, lagfæring modificazione, modifica 修正 수정 modifikacija, (nedidelis) pakeitimas modifikācija pengubahsuaian wijzigingforandringer, modifiseringmodyfikacja تعديل modificação modificare модификация modifikácia sprememba izmena modifiering, modifikation การเปลี่ยนแปลง değişiklik, değiştirme 修改 видозміна; модифікація ترمیم sự sửa đổi 修改
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
modification→ تَعْدِيلٌ úprava ændring Änderung τροποποίηση modificación muunnos modification modifikacija modifica 変更 수정 wijziging endring modyfikacja modificação модификация ändring การเปลี่ยนแปลงแก้ไข değişiklik sự sửa đổi 修改
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n. modificación, cambio.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
modificationn modificación f; behavior — modificación de la conducta
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