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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A word, phrase, or clause that limits or qualifies the sense of another word or word group.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which modifies.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, modifies.
  • noun (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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who, or that which, modifies.
  • noun grammar A word, phrase, or clause that limits or qualifies the sense of another word or phrase.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb
  • noun a gene that modifies the effect produced by another gene
  • noun a moderator who makes less extreme or uncompromising
  • noun a person who changes something

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