modifier

  • 1modifier — [ mɔdifje ] v. tr. <conjug. : 7> • 1355; lat. modificare, rad. modus 1 ♦ Changer (une chose) sans en altérer la nature, l essence. Modifier un peu, beaucoup (⇒ transformer) . Ne modifiez rien. ⇒ 1. toucher (à). Modifier ses plans, ses… …

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  • 2Modifier — may refer to: Grammatical modifier, a word that modifies the meaning of another word or limits its meaning Dangling modifier, a word or phrase that modifies a clause in an ambiguous manner Modifier key, a kind of key on a computer keyboard that… …

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  • 3modifier — Modifier. v. a. Terme de Philosophie. Donner le mode & la maniere d estre. Il signifie aussi, Moderer, restraindre. Modifier une taxe. on modifia les Edits en quelque chose …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4Modifier — Mod i*fi er, n. 1. One who, or that which, modifies. Hume. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) A word or phrase that modifies another word, phrase, or sentence, usually by limiting the scope or restricting the meaning of the sentence element modified.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5modifier — (n.) 1580s, agent noun of MODIFY (Cf. modify). Grammatical sense is from 1865 …

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  • 6modifier — ► NOUN 1) a person or thing that modifies. 2) Grammar a word that qualifies the sense of a noun (e.g. good and family in a good family house) …

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  • 7modifier — [mäd′ə fī΄ər] n. a person or thing that modifies; esp., a word, phrase, or clause that limits the meaning of another word or phrase [adjectives and adverbs are modifiers] …

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  • 8modifier — (mo di fi é), je modifiais, nous modifions, vous modifiiez ; que je modifie, que nous modifiions, que vous modifiiez, v. a. 1°   Terme didactique. Changer la manière d être. Modifier une substance. •   La chaleur et le grand froid diminuent la… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 9MODIFIER — v. a. Modérer, adoucir, restreindre. Modifier une peine, une amende, une taxe. Il faut un peu modifier les clauses de ce traité, de ce contrat. Ces propositions là sont trop absolues, il faut les modifier.   Il signifie aussi, Corriger, changer… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 10modifier — n. a dangling (esp. AE); noun modifier * * * [ mɒdɪfaɪə] noun modifier a dangling (esp. AE) …

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  • 11modifier — UK [ˈmɒdɪˌfaɪə(r)] / US [ˈmɑdɪˌfaɪər] noun [countable] Word forms modifier : singular modifier plural modifiers linguistics a word or phrase that adds to the meaning of another word or phrase by giving more information about it …

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  • 12MODIFIER — v. tr. Changer une chose dans quelqu’une de ses parties. La nature de l’homme est diversement modifiée par le climat, par l’éducation, par les lois. On a modifié le projet de loi par plusieurs amendements. Modifier les clauses d’un traité, les… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 13modifier — /mod euh fuy euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that modifies. 2. Gram. a. a word, phrase, or sentence element that limits or qualifies the sense of another word, phrase, or element in the same construction. b. the immediate constituent of an… …

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  • 14modifier — Synonyms and related words: IC analysis, agent, alterant, alterative, alterer, appositive, attribute, attributive, catalyst, catalytic agent, complement, construction modifier, cutting, deep structure, direct object, ferment, filler, form… …

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  • 15modifier — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. limiter, conditioner, alterant, alterer, transformer. Types of grammatical modifiers include: adjective, adjectival, adverb, adverbial, pronominal adjective, pronominal, phrasal modifier, verbal adjective, adjectival clause,… …

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  • 16modifier — [[t]mɒ̱dɪfaɪə(r)[/t]] modifiers N COUNT A modifier is a word or group of words that modifies another word or group. In some descriptions of grammar, only words that are used before a noun are called modifiers …

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  • 17modifier — mod•i•fi•er [[t]ˈmɒd əˌfaɪ ər[/t]] n. 1) a person or thing that modifies 2) gram. a word, phrase, or sentence element that limits or qualifies the sense of another word, phrase, or element in the same construction • Etymology: 1575–85 usage: See… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18modifier — See friction modifier …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 19modifier — noun Date: 1583 1. one that modifies 2. a word or phrase that makes specific the meaning of another word or phrase 3. a gene that modifies the effect of another …

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  • 20modifier — noun a) One who, or that which, modifies. b) A word, phrase, or clause that limits or qualifies the sense of another word or phrase. Syn: qualifier See Also …

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