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NOUN (4)

1. the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment);
[syn: alteration, modification, adjustment]

2. slightly modified copy; not an exact copy;
- Example: "a modification of last year's model"

3. the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase;
[syn: modification, qualifying, limiting]

4. an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another;
- Example: "the change was intended to increase sales"
- Example: "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"
- Example: "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
[syn: change, alteration, modification]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Modification \Mod`i*fi*ca"tion\, n. [L. modificatio a measuring: cf. F. modification. See Modify.] 1. The act of modifying, or the state of being modified; a change; as, the modification of an opinion, or of a machine. --Bentley. Syn: change, alteration, adjustment. [1913 Webster] 2. Something which has been modified; a modified form or condition; state as modified; as, the various modifications of light; the latest modification of the operating system crashes less frequently. Syn: model[8]. [1913 Webster +PJC] 3. (Gram.) The alteration of the meaning of a word or phrase by another word or phrase; -- usually a restriction of the scope of the word modified; as, in the phrase "a billion dollars is a relatively small sum to spend on cancer research" the modification of small by relatively is needed to make the sentence accurate, rather than ludicrous. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

modification n 1: the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment) [syn: alteration, modification, adjustment] 2: slightly modified copy; not an exact copy; "a modification of last year's model" 3: the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase [syn: modification, qualifying, limiting] 4: an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago" [syn: change, alteration, modification]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

176 Moby Thesaurus words for "modification": about-face, accommodation, adaptation, adjustment, allophone, allowance, alteration, alveolar, amelioration, analysis, anatomization, apico-alveolar, apico-dental, apostasy, articulation, aspiration, assimilation, atomization, betterment, bilabial, break, cacuminal, cerebral, cession, change, change of heart, changeableness, check, circumscription, concession, consonant, constructive change, continuant, continuity, conversion, defection, degeneration, degenerative change, demarcation, dental, desynonymization, deterioration, deviation, difference, differencing, differentiation, diphthong, discontinuity, discrimination, disequalization, disjunction, dissimilation, distinction, distinguishment, divergence, diversification, diversion, diversity, division, epenthetic vowel, exception, exemption, explosive, extenuating circumstances, fitting, flip-flop, glide, glottal, glottalization, gradual change, grain of salt, grant, guttural, hedge, hedging, improvement, individualization, individuation, labial, labialization, labiodental, labiovelar, laryngeal, lateral, limitation, lingual, liquid, manner of articulation, melioration, mental reservation, metamorphosis, mitigation, modulation, monophthong, morphophoneme, mutation, mute, nasal, occlusive, overthrow, palatal, parasitic vowel, particularization, peak, personalization, pharyngeal, pharyngealization, phone, phoneme, plosive, prothetic vowel, qualification, radical change, re-creation, realignment, redesign, reform, reformation, remaking, renewal, reservation, reshaping, restriction, restructuring, retroflex, reversal, revival, revivification, revolution, salvo, segmental phoneme, segregation, semivowel, separation, severalization, severance, shift, sonant, sonority, special case, special treatment, specialization, specialness, specification, speech sound, stop, sudden change, surd, switch, syllabic nucleus, syllabic peak, syllable, tempering, total change, transformation, transition, transition sound, transmogrification, triphthong, turn, turnabout, upheaval, variation, variety, velar, violent change, vocable, vocalic, vocoid, voice, voiced sound, voiceless sound, voicing, vowel, waiver, worsening
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

MODIFICATION. A change; as the modification of a contract. This may take place at the time of making the contract by a condition, which shall have that effect; for example, if I sell you one thousand bushels of corn, upon condition that any crop shall produce that much, and it produces only eight hundred bushels, the contract is modified, it is for eight hundred bushels, and no more. 2. It may be modified by the consent of both parties, after it has been made. See 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 733.