English noun: modification
|1.||modification (act) the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)|
|Narrower (hyponym)||accommodation, adaptation, laxation, loosening, tightening, tune|
|2.||modification (artifact) slightly modified copy; not an exact copy|
|Samples||A modification of last year's model.|
|3.||modification the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase|
|Broader (hypernym)||grammatical relation|
|Narrower (hyponym)||apposition, restrictiveness|
|4.||modification (event) an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another|
|Samples||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.
|Broader (hypernym)||happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent|
|Narrower (hyponym)||acceleration, avulsion, birth, break, breakup, chromosomal mutation, conversion, damage, death, decease, deceleration, decrease, deformation, destabilization, detachment, development, drop-off, easing, expiry, fluctuation, genetic mutation, harm, impairment, increase, lessening, loss of consciousness, moderation, mutation, mutation, nascence, nascency, nativity, play, relief, retardation, revolution, scintillation, separation, sex change, shift, shimmer, slowing, sparkling, sublimation, surprise, transformation, transition, transmutation, transmutation, twinkle, vagary, variation|