modification

Definitions

  • Modification of rims
    Modification of rims
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n modification the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
    • n modification slightly modified copy; not an exact copy "a modification of last year's model"
    • n modification 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"
    • n modification the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Modification 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.
    • Modification The act of modifying, or the state of being modified; a change; as, the modification of an opinion, or of a machine.
    • Modification (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n modification Determination by a mode or quality; qualification.
    • n modification The act or process of modifying or altering in character, form, or function; the act or process of producing variation.
    • n modification Alteration or change: often specifically in the sense of abatement or reduction.
    • n modification The result of variation or alteration; that which marks or shows variation of character, form, or function; mode, form, or condition reached through process of change, or through being modified.
    • n modification In Scots law, the determining of the amount of the stipend of the minister of a parish. This is fixed by a decision of the Court of Teinds, called a decree of modification.
    • n modification In music, same as temperament.
    • n modification Synonyms Change, alteration, variation, qualification.
    • n modification In biology, a change which is brought about in a living being by its own activity and is not transmitted to descendants, as contrasted with a variation regarded as a congenital change which is not the effect of the activity of the organism and is transmitted to descendants; an acquired character.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Modification act of modifying or state of being modified: result of alteration or change: changed shape or condition
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Quotations

  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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    “Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, therefore, in degree, not nature.”
  • Publilius Syrus
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    “It is a bad plan that admits of no modification.”
  • Edmund Burke
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    “I know of nothing sublime which is not some modification of power.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. modificatio, a measuring: cf. F. modification,. See Modify
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. modifier—L. modificāre, -ātummodus, a measure, facĕre, to make.

Usage

In literature:

Muscles present various modifications in the arrangement of their fibres, as relates to their tendinous structure.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Civilization affects them, but only by mechanical modification, not by vital refreshment and renewal.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 90, April, 1865" by Various
Here the animal form has undergone considerable modification.
"Ancient art of the province of Chiriqui, Colombia" by William Henry Holmes
Modifications to National Security Education Program.
"Homeland Security Act of 2002" by Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives
Trefoil is a further development and modification of this mark and is due to a special factor.
"A Critique of the Theory of Evolution" by Thomas Hunt Morgan
II., will be subject to many different modifications in different circumstances.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)" by John Ruskin
He suggests the repeal of the Substitute law, and a modification of the Exemption act, etc.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
The movement has been barren of any modification perceptible to the senses and appreciable to the mind.
"Froebel's Gifts" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
A modification known as "black sulphur," soluble in water, was announced by F.L.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
When that necessity for modification is admitted by the reformers, it is for them to survey its limits.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 26, July 1880." by Various
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In news:

If a home isn't quite as energy efficient as you like but it has promise, you may qualify for assistance with modifications to increase its efficiency .
A modification of the S.
Treasury's Mortgage Modification: Empty Threats.
She's currently in foreclosure and has been trying to get a loan modification since 2010.
The FAA gives preliminary approval to a modification to T.F.
A few months after the modification plan was announced, his office began a preliminary audit of its rollout.
In that particular modification of the law they left out concrete blocks and barriers as opposed to fences .
Don't pay anyone for loan modification or foreclosure prevention counseling.
The giant bailout recipients are dumping inventory in Detroit and pushing foreclosures over modifications.
Genetic modification under fire.
It has been in the Western Kansas Weather Modification Program for 23 years.
A simple modification that will improve your casting distance.
For Loan Modification , Don't Fall Behind.
Company took modification money, disappeared.
He also warned the public that they should conduct a thorough investigation of anybody that claims they can do loan modifications for a fee, even attorneys, law firms and non-profits.
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In science:

The best way to provide extensibility is probably the provision of the source code because it reveals all interfaces and allows for modification of existing functionality (instead of having to design replacement parts from scratch). A good example for this is the MOSIX system that is based on Linux (see chapter 4).
Cluster Computing White Paper
As can be seen in Table 7, the basic U.S. Study 2a scheme using 201 MHz is the only proposal that appears to meet the intensity requirement without modification.
Accelerator design concept for future neutrino facilities
With appropriate modifications to the transport line going into the storage ring and the storage ring itself, this design would deliver both (time tagged) neutrinos and antineutrinos to the detector.
Accelerator design concept for future neutrino facilities
With the above modifications, the cooling channel works fairly well, but at a slower rate than in the original design simulations. The growth in the number of muons in the accelerator acceptance is shown in Fig. 32.
Accelerator design concept for future neutrino facilities
Hadron attenuation refers to the apparent modification of the fragmentation functions in nuclei relative to deuterium or hydrogen.
Studies of Parton Propagation and Hadron Formation in the Space-Time Domain
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