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modification (n.)

c. 1500, in philosophy, "determination by a mode or quality," from French modification (14c.) and directly from Latin modificationem (nominative modificatio) "a measuring," noun of action from past-participle stem of modificare (see modify). Sense of "a result of a variation or alteration" is from 1660s. Meaning "act or process of altering in character, form, or function" is from 1774.

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Definitions of modification from WordNet

modification (n.)
the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment);
Synonyms: alteration / adjustment
modification (n.)
slightly modified copy; not an exact copy;
a modification of last year's model
modification (n.)
the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase;
Synonyms: qualifying / limiting
modification (n.)
an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another;
the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
Synonyms: change / alteration
From wordnet.princeton.edu