- 1The action of modifying something: the parts supplied should fit with little or no modificationMore 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.
- 1.1 [count noun] A change made: a number of modifications are being carried out to the enginesMore example sentences
alteration, adjustment, change, adaptation, improvement, refinement, revision, recasting, reshaping, refashioning, restyling, revamping, reworking, remodelling, remoulding, reconstruction, reorganization; variation, conversion, transformation; tailoring, customizationimprovement, amendment, adaptation, adjustment, change, alteration
- 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.
late 15th century (in Scots law, denoting the assessment of a payment): from French, or from Latin modificatio(n-), from modificare (see modify).