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modification

noun uk   /ˌmɒd.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌmɑː.dɪ-/

modification noun (CHANGE)

C1 [C or U] a change to something, usually to improve it: Modification of the engine to run on lead-free fuel is fairly simple. A couple of modifications and the speech will be perfect.Adapting and modifying ChangingAdapting and attuning to something

modification noun (LANGUAGE)

[U] specialized language the fact of a word acting as a modifier of anotherAdapting and modifying ChangingAdapting and attuning to something
(Definition of modification from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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