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noun formal     modification pronunciation in American English
/ˌmɑdɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a small change to something, especially to a machine, system, or plan

    The new proposals need some modification.

    modification to:

    A minor modification to the aircraft’s door has been made.

    modification of:

    The board has requested modifications of the rules.

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  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of changing something slightly, especially in order to improve it
    modification of:

    genetic modification of food

    Agreement must be reached before any modification takes place.

    behavior modification

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