Modifier



[mod-uh-fahy-er] /ˈmɒd əˌfaɪ ər/

noun
1.
a person or thing that modifies.
2.
Grammar.

/ˈmɒdɪˌfaɪə/
noun
1.
(grammar) Also called qualifier. a word or phrase that qualifies the sense of another word; for example, the noun alarm is a modifier of clock in alarm clock and the phrase every day is an adverbial modifier of walks in he walks every day
2.
a person or thing that modifies
n.

1580s, agent noun of modify. Grammatical sense is from 1865.

A word or group of words that describes or limits a verb, noun, adjective, or adverb. Modifiers applied to nouns are adjectives. Modifiers applied to verbs or adjectives are adverbs. Those that are applied to adverbs themselves are also called adverbs.

programming
An operation that alters the state of an object. Modifiers often have names that begin with “set” and corresponding selector functions whose names begin with “get”.
(1998-01-12)

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