modification


modification
noun
ADJECTIVE
considerable, extensive, major
minor, slight
further
important, necessary, significant
behaviour/behavior, behavioural/behavioral, dietary, lifestyle

A diagnosis of diabetes necessitates some dietary modifications.

chemical, genetic

people opposed to the genetic modification of plants

structural
VERB + MODIFICATION
involve, need, require

The design requires considerable modification.

propose, recommend, suggest
carry out, introduce, make, undertake (esp. AmE)
receive, undergo

The original plan had undergone fairly extensive modifications.

PREPOSITION
with modification, without modification

These bikes are designed for racing and cannot be used on the road without modification.

modification in

A modification in the law has not led to an increase in prosecutions.

a modification in smoking behaviour/behavior among older men

modification to

We need to make a few modifications to the proposals.


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  • modification — [ mɔdifikasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1385; lat. modificatio 1 ♦ Didact. Manière d être accidentelle d une substance; relation du mode à la substance qu il détermine. ⇒ modalité. « Les passions ne sont que des modifications de l amour de soi » (Rousseau). 2 ♦ …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • modification — I noun adaptation, adjustment, alteration, change, correction, exception, limitation, partial change, qualification, reservation, restriction, slight change, variation associated concepts: amendment, material modification, modification of a… …   Law dictionary

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Modification — may refer to: Modifications of school work for students with special educational needs Modifications (genetics) Posttranslational modifications Mod (computer gaming) Modified car Body modification Grammatical modifier See also All pages with… …   Wikipedia

  • modification — UK US /ˌmɒdɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [C or U] ► a change to something, usually to improve it: »Modification of the firmware to run more programs is fairly simple. slight/minor modification »The press release is ready apart from a couple of slight… …   Financial and business terms

  • modification — Refers to a change in the terms of a filed plan. A plan may be changed by the proponent of the plan or the reorganized debtor before or after confirmation. If the modification is sought after a plan has been confirmed, the plan, as modified, must …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • modification — (n.) c.1500, in philosophy, from M.Fr. modification (14c.) and directly from L. modificationem (nom. modificatio) a measuring, noun of action from pp. stem of modificare (see MODIFY (Cf. modify)). Meaning alteration to an object to bring it up to …   Etymology dictionary

  • modification — Modification. s. f. v. L action par laquelle une chose est modifiée. Il signifie aussi, Restriction, limitation. On enregistra tous les Edits avec quelque modification …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • modification — modification. См. модификация. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Modification — Modification. См. Модифицирование. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Modification — Modification, lat., Abänderung; modificiren, abändern …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon


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