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English noun: modifier

1. modifier (communication) a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb


Broader (hypernym)content word, open-class word

Narrower (hyponym)adjective, adverb, dangling modifier, intensifier, intensive, misplaced modifier

Part meronymphrase

2. modifier (person) a moderator who makes less extreme or uncompromising

Broader (hypernym)moderator

3. modifier (person) a person who changes something

SamplesAn inveterate changer of the menu.


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Narrower (hyponym)adulterator, normaliser, normalizer, standardiser, standardizer

4. modifier (body) a gene that modifies the effect produced by another gene

Synonymsmodifier gene

Broader (hypernym)cistron, factor, gene

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