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Meaning of MODIFIER

Pronunciation:  'mâdi`fIur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a gene that modifies the effect produced by another gene
  2. [n]  a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb
  3. [n]  a person who changes something; "an inveterate changer of the menu"
  4. [n]  a moderator who makes less extreme or uncompromising

MODIFIER is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: changer, modifier gene, qualifier
 See Also: adjective, adulterator, adverb, content word, dangling modifier, factor, gene, human, individual, intensifier, intensive, misplaced modifier, moderator, mortal, normaliser, normalizer, open-class word, person, phrase, somebody, someone, soul, standardiser, standardizer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mod"i*fi`er\, n.
One who, or that which, modifies. --Hume.

Computing Dictionary

An operation that alters the state of an object. Modifiers often have names that begin with "set" and corresponding selector functions whose names begin with "get".

Thesaurus Terms
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