Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun modification

4 senses of modification

Sense 1
alteration, modification, adjustment -- (the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment))
       => change -- (the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election")

Sense 2
modification -- (slightly modified copy; not an exact copy; "a modification of last year's model")
       => copy -- (a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing; "she made a copy of the designer dress"; "the clone was a copy of its ancestor")

Sense 3
modification, qualifying, limiting -- (the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase)
       => grammatical relation -- (a linguistic relation established by grammar)

Sense 4
change, alteration, 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")
       => happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)

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