[mod-uh-fahy] /ˈmɒd əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), modified, modifying.
to change somewhat the form or qualities of; alter partially; amend:
to modify a contract.
Grammar. (of a word, phrase, or clause) to stand in a syntactically subordinate relation to (another word, phrase, or clause), usually with descriptive, limiting, or particularizing meaning; be a . In a good man, good modifies man.
to be the or attribute of.
to change (a vowel) by umlaut.
to reduce or lessen in degree or extent; moderate; soften:
to modify one’s demands.
verb (used without object), modified, modifying.
to be or become modified.
verb (mainly transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied
to change the structure, character, intent, etc, of
to make less extreme or uncompromising: to modify a demand
(grammar) (of a word or group of words) to bear the relation of modifier to (another word or group of words)
(linguistics) to change (a vowel) by umlaut
(intransitive) to be or become modified
late 14c., from Old French modifier (14c.), from Latin modificare “to limit, measure off, restrain,” from modus “measure, manner” (see mode (n.1)) + root of facere “to make” (see factitious). Related: Modified; modifying.
noun 1. (in hotels) a system of paying a single fixed rate that covers room, breakfast, and one other meal, usually dinner. Abbreviation: MAP.
- Modified frequency modulation
storage (MFM, Modified FM, or sometimes “Multiple Frequency Modulation”) A modification to the original frequency modulation scheme for encoding data on magnetic disks. MFM allows more than 1 symbol per flux transition (up to 3), giving greater density of data. It is used with a data rate of between 250-500 kbit/s on industry standard 3.5″ […]
- Modified radical mastectomy
modified radical mastectomy mod·i·fied radical mastectomy (mŏd’ə-fīd’) n. Surgical removal of the entire breast and the lymphatic-bearing tissue in the armpit.
adjective 1. denoting a formulation of a medicinal drug taken orally that releases the active ingredients over several hours, in order to maintain a relatively constant plasma concentration of the drug Also called sustained-release, continuous-release