modification

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French modification, from Latin modificatio (a measuring), from modificare (to limit, control, modify); see modify.

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modification (plural modifications)

  1. the act or result of modifying or the condition of being modified
  2. an alteration or adjustment to something
    • Jim's modification to the radio's tuning resulted in clearer sound.
  3. a change to an organism as a result of its environment that is not transmissable to offspring
    • Due to his sunbathing, Jim's body experienced modifications: he got a tan.
  4. (linguistics) a change to a word when it is borrowed by another language
    • The Chinese word "kòu tóu" had a modification made to become the English "kowtow".
  5. (linguistics) the change undergone by a word when used in a construction (for instance am => 'm in I'm)

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:

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modification f (plural modifications)

  1. modification

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