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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.
  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


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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