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

4 senses of modifier

Sense 1
modifier, qualifier -- (a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb)
       => content word, open-class word -- (a word to which an independent meaning can be assigned)

Sense 2
modifier -- (a moderator who makes less extreme or uncompromising)
       => moderator -- (someone who mediates disputes and attempts to avoid violence)

Sense 3
changer, modifier -- (a person who changes something; "an inveterate changer of the menu")
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Sense 4
modifier, modifier gene -- (a gene that modifies the effect produced by another gene)
       => gene, cistron, factor -- ((genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity; "genes were formerly called factors")

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