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English definition of “modifier”


noun [C]     /ˈmɒd.ɪ.faɪ.ər/ US  /ˈmɑː.dɪ.faɪ.ɚ/ specialized
a word or phrase that is used with another word or phrase to limit or add to its meaning : In ' safety barrier ', the noun ' safety ' is being used as a modifier.Grammatical terms Grammar:Determiners and modifiersDeterminers which show quantity (underlined) may occasionally have words before them (modifiers, in bold) which make them more specific or stronger:
(Definition of modifier noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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