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Pronunciation:  `mâdufu'keyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
  2. [n]  slightly modified copy; not an exact copy; "a modification of last year's model"
  3. [n]  an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "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"
  4. [n]  the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase

MODIFICATION is a 12 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: adjustment, alteration, alteration, change, limiting, qualifying
 See Also: accommodation, adaptation, apposition, birth, breakup, change, chromosomal mutation, conversion, copy, damage, death, decease, decrease, deformation, destabilization, detachment, development, drop-off, easing, fluctuation, genetic mutation, grammatical relation, happening, harm, impairment, increase, laxation, lessening, loosening, loss of consciousness, moderation, mutation, nascence, nascency, nativity, natural event, occurrence, play, relief, restrictiveness, revolution, scintillation, separation, shift, shimmer, sparkling, sublimation, surprise, tightening, transformation, transition, transmutation, twinkle, variation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mod`i*fi*ca"tion\, n. [L. modificatio a measuring:
cf. F. modification. See {Modify}.]
The act of modifying, or the state of being modified; a
modified form or condition; state as modified; a change; as,
the modification of an opinion, or of a machine; the various
modifications of light. --Bentley.

Thesaurus Terms
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