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English definition of “modifier”


noun [C] (GRAMMAR)   /ˈmɑd·əˌfɑɪ·ər/
grammar a word or phrase that limits or adds to the meaning of another word or phrase: In the sentence "The little girl ran quickly," the adjective "little" and the adverb "quickly" are modifiers.
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