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Definition of "modification" []

  • The act of modifying or the condition of being modified. (noun)
  • A result of modifying. (noun)
  • A small alteration, adjustment, or limitation. (noun)
  • Biology Any of the changes in an organism caused by environment or activity and not genetically transmissable to offspring. (noun)
  • Linguistics A change undergone by a word that is borrowed from another language. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "modification" in a sentence
  • "One and All apologies to Jimmy Cliff for the title modification"
  • "This modification is at the discretion of the author/editor of the post and may not happen immediately."
  • "Though I would rather use the term encourage as behaviour modification is all too evocative of Big Brother B-ruin's nasty congtrol freakery."
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