modifiers

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Modifier \Mod"i*fi'er\, noun

1. One who, or that which, modifies. --Hume.

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. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

modifier

noun

1: a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb [syn: {modifier}, {qualifier}]

2: a moderator who makes less extreme or uncompromising

3: a person who changes something; "an inveterate changer of the menu" [syn: {changer}, {modifier}]

4: a gene that modifies the effect produced by another gene [syn: {modifier}, {modifier gene}]


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