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Noun: modifier  'mó-di,fI(-u)r
  1. A content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb
    - qualifier
  2. A moderator who makes less extreme or uncompromising
  3. A person who changes something
    "an inveterate modifier of the menu";
    - changer
  4. A gene that modifies the effect produced by another gene
    - modifier gene

Derived forms: modifiers

Type of: cistron, content word, factor, gene, individual, moderator, mortal, open-class word, person, somebody, someone, soul

Part of: phrase

Encyclopedia: Modifier