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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Modification  \Mod`i*fi*ca"tion\,  n.  [L.  modificatio  a  measuring: 
  cf  F.  modification.  See  {Modify}.] 
  The  act  of  modifying,  or  the  state  of  being  modified;  a 
  modified  form  or  condition;  state  as  modified;  a  change;  as 
  the  modification  of  an  opinion,  or  of  a  machine;  the  various 
  modifications  of  light.  --Bentley. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  act  of  making  something  different  (as  e.g.  the  size  of  a 
  garment)  [syn:  {alteration},  {adjustment}] 
  2:  a  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:  {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" 
  [syn:  {change},  {alteration}] 

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