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modifier

Modifiers are, quite simply, any word or group of words that modifies (describes or elaborates upon) another element in a sentence. Modifiers can either be adjectives, which modify nouns (or sometimes pronouns), or adverbs, which modify pretty much everything else (usually verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs). Whether a modifier is an adjective or adverb depends on what it modifies and how it functions in a sentence.
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mod·i·fi·er

 (mŏd′ə-fī′ər)
n.
A word, phrase, or clause that limits or qualifies the sense of another word or word group.
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modifier

(ˈmɒdɪˌfaɪə)
n
1. (Grammar) grammar Also called: qualifier a word or phrase that qualifies the sense of another word; for example, the noun alarm is a modifier of clock in alarm clock and the phrase every day is an adverbial modifier of walks in he walks every day
2. a person or thing that modifies
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mod•i•fi•er

(ˈmɒd əˌfaɪ ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that modifies.
2. a word, phrase, or sentence element that limits or qualifies the sense of another word, phrase, or element in the same construction.
[1575–85]
usage: See dangling participle, misplaced modifier.
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modifier

, qualifier - A word or phrase that limits or qualifies the sense of another is a modifier or qualifier.
See also related terms for limits.
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modifier

A word, clause, or phrase that in some way qualifies or limits another word or group of words, for example “army” in an army vehicle.”
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.modifier - a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb
content word, open-class word - a word to which an independent meaning can be assigned
phrase - an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
intensifier, intensive - a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies; "`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier"; "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"
adjective - a word that expresses an attribute of something
adverb - a word that modifies something other than a noun
dangling modifier, misplaced modifier - a word or phrase apparently modifying an unintended word because of its placement in a sentence: e.g., `when young' in `when young, circuses appeal to all of us'
2.modifier - a moderator who makes less extreme or uncompromising
moderator - someone who mediates disputes and attempts to avoid violence
3.modifier - a person who changes somethingmodifier - a person who changes something; "an inveterate changer of the menu"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
adulterator - a changer who lessens the purity or effectiveness of a substance
normaliser, normalizer - a person who normalizes
standardiser, standardizer - a person who sets a standard for things to conform to
4.modifier - a gene that modifies the effect produced by another genemodifier - a gene that modifies the effect produced by another gene
cistron, gene, factor - (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity; "genes were formerly called factors"
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Translations

modifier

[ˈmɒdɪfaɪəʳ] Nmodificante m
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modifier

[ˈmɒdɪfaɪər] nmodificateur m
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modifier

n (Gram) → Bestimmungswort nt, → nähere Bestimmung
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modifier

[ˈmɒdɪˌfaɪəʳ] n (Gram) → modificatore m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

modifier

n modificador m; biologic response — modificador de la respuesta biológica
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