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modification

Line breaks: modi¦fi|ca¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌmɒdɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of modification in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1The action of modifying something: the parts supplied should fit with little or no modification
More example sentences
  • Thus supporters of globalization are keen to temper its most unpopular effects by modification of neoliberal policies.
  • But genetic modification does not stop at plants; it could include animals as well.
  • It is not likely to encourage modification of the proposals.
Synonyms
1.1 [count noun] A change made: a number of modifications are being carried out to the engines
More example sentences
  • Engine modifications have been carried out to prevent similar accidents.
  • Well, we have seen a few changes, a few modifications, and a few updates, since that time.
  • The prototype proved successful and further modifications were made to improve it.
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Origin

late 15th century (in Scots law, denoting the assessment of a payment): from French, or from Latin modificatio(n-), from modificare (see modify).

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