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modification

[ mod-uh-fi-key-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF modification

Synonyms for modification

  • adjustment
  • alteration
  • conversion
  • adaptation
  • change
  • correction
  • refitting
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No modification of the divine certainty, the entire truth, is possible.

As you say, however, it is not a change but only a modification, since the root idea is the same in each.

It may be asked how far I extend the doctrine of the modification of species.

It was a modification of the high-liner ball-control, and it was new.

He searched ahead on the hillside above him for a modification of its slope.

Since his arrival in Sulaco the colonel's ideas had undergone some modification.

Such a modification must necessarily have taken place to some extent.

It is the best way yet, though with a modification it would be better!

Two circumstances were responsible for the modification of this procedure.

It seems to be composed of reason,—attention,—and a modification of conception.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, in philosophy, from Middle French modification (14c.) and directly from Latin modificationem (nominative modificatio) "a measuring," noun of action from past participle stem of modificare (see modify). Meaning "alteration to an object to bring it up to date" is from 1774. Biological sense is attested by 1896.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MODIFICATION

accommodation

nounadjustment for different situation, circumstances
  • adaptation
  • compliance
  • composition
  • compromise
  • conformity
  • fifty-fifty deal
  • fitting
  • modification
  • reconciliation
  • settlement

adaption

nounadaptation

adjustment

nounadaptation
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