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modification

mod·i·fi·ca·tion

modification

 
pronunciation:
ma dih fih keI shn
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of modifying, or the condition of being modified.
synonyms:
adjustment, alteration, amendment, change
similar words:
adaptation, conversion, correction, modulation, permutation, qualification, reduction, revision, transposition
definition 2: an alteration, limitation, or other result of modifying.
synonyms:
adjustment, alteration, change, qualification
similar words:
adaptation, conversion, limitation, modulation, restriction
definition 3: in biology, a physical change in an organism that is caused by environment and not heredity.
definition 4: in grammar, the use of a modifier, or the grammatical or semantic effect of such use.
definition 5: a change in the form of a word or word element, such as the change of the prefix "in-" to "im-" in "impossible".
Word Parts
The word modification contains the following part:
-ification, -efaction Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or process of making or becoming
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The suffix -ification , -efaction forms nouns from verbs ending in -ify, -efy, -fy. It is a compound of fac, fic, fec, fact, fect + -ion. The -fy and -efy forms become -efaction (stupefy, stupefaction ); -ify becomes -ification (magnify, magnification ).