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English noun: modification

1. modification (act) the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)


Synonymsadjustment, alteration


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)accommodation, adaptation, laxation, loosening, tightening, tune

2. modification (artifact) slightly modified copy; not an exact copy


SamplesA modification of last year's model.


Broader (hypernym)copy

3. modification the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase


Synonymslimiting, qualifying


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


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsalteration, change


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









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