Modification vs. Change

Modification vs. Change — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Modification and Change

Modificationnoun

The act or process of modifying or the condition of being modified.

Changeverb

To cause to be different; alter

We decided to change the color of the walls. You can't change the rules in the middle of the game.

Modificationnoun

A change or a result produced by modifying

new modifications in the car's design.

Changeverb

To give a completely different form or appearance to; transform

The new homeowners changed the yard into a garden.

Modificationnoun

A change undergone by a word that is borrowed from another language.

Changeverb

To give and receive reciprocally; interchange

Anne and I changed seats so that she could sit next to the aisle.
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Modificationnoun

A phonological change undergone by a word or morpheme when it is used in a construction, as the change of will to 'll in they'll.

Changeverb

To exchange for or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category

change one's name.a light that changes colors.

Modificationnoun

The form of existence belonging to a particular object, entity etc.; a mode of being.

Changeverb

To lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; switch

change methods.change sides.

Modificationnoun

(linguistics) the change undergone by a word when used in a construction (for instance am => 'm in I'm)

Changeverb

To transfer from (one conveyance) to another

In Chicago, we'll have to change planes.
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Modificationnoun

The result of modifying something; a new or changed form.

Changeverb

To give or receive the equivalent of (money) in lower denominations or in foreign currency

This machine will change dollar bills into coins. At the airport, the traveler changed British pounds into euros.

Modificationnoun

The act of making a change to something while keeping its essential character intact; an alteration or adjustment.

Changeverb

To put fresh clothes or coverings on

It's your turn to change the baby. I'll show you how to change the bed.

Modificationnoun

(biology) A change to an organism as a result of its environment that is not transmissable to offspring.

Changeverb

To become different or undergo alteration

He changed as he matured. The town grew and changed over the years.

Modificationnoun

(linguistics) a change to a word when it is borrowed by another language

Changeverb

To undergo transformation or transition

The music changed to a slow waltz.

Modificationnoun

the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)

Changeverb

To go from one phase to another, as the moon or the seasons.

Modificationnoun

slightly modified copy; not an exact copy;

a modification of last year's model

Changeverb

To make an exchange; switch

If you prefer this seat, I'll change with you.

Modificationnoun

the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase

Changeverb

To transfer from one conveyance to another

She changed in Detroit on her way to California.

Modificationnoun

an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another;

the change was intended to increase salesthis storm is certainly a change for the worsethe neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago

Changeverb

To put on other clothing

We changed for dinner. They changed into work clothes.

Changeverb

To become deeper in tone

His voice began to change at age 13.

Changenoun

The act, process, or result of altering or modifying

a change in facial expression.a last-minute change in the schedule.

Changenoun

The replacing of one thing for another; substitution

a change of atmosphere.a change of ownership.

Changenoun

A transformation or transition from one state, condition, or phase to another

the change of seasons.

Changenoun

Something different; variety

ate early for a change.

Changenoun

A different or fresh set of clothing

I brought along a change of shirts to the overnight party.

Changenoun

Money of smaller denomination given or received in exchange for money of higher denomination

Will you give me change of four quarters for a dollar?.

Changenoun

The balance of money returned when an amount given is more than what is due

I paid $3 for the coffee that cost $2.50, so I received 50 cents in change.

Changenoun

Coins

Loose change was jingling in my pocket.

Changenoun

A pattern or order in which bells are rung.

Changenoun

In jazz, a change of harmony; a modulation.

Changenoun

A market or exchange where business is transacted.

Changeverb

(intransitive) To become something different.

The tadpole changed into a frog.Stock prices are constantly changing.

Changeverb

To make something into something else.

The fairy changed the frog into a prince.I had to change the wording of the ad so it would fit.

Changeverb

(transitive) To replace.

Ask the janitor to come and change the lightbulb.After a brisk walk, I washed up and changed my shirt.

Changeverb

(intransitive) To replace one's clothing.

You can't go into the dressing room while she's changing.The clowns changed into their costumes before the circus started.

Changeverb

(intransitive) To transfer to another vehicle (train, bus, etc.)

Changeverb

(archaic) To exchange.

Changeverb

(transitive) To change hand while riding (a horse).

to change a horse

Changenoun

(countable) The process of becoming different.

The product is undergoing a change in order to improve it.

Changenoun

(uncountable) Small denominations of money given in exchange for a larger denomination.

Can I get change for this $100 bill please?

Changenoun

(countable) A replacement, e.g. a change of clothes

Changenoun

(uncountable) Money given back when a customer hands over more than the exact price of an item.

A customer who pays with a 10-pound note for a £9 item receives one pound in change.

Changenoun

(uncountable) Coins (as opposed to paper money).

Do you have any change on you? I need to make a phone call.

Changenoun

(countable) A transfer between vehicles.

The train journey from Bristol to Nottingham includes a change at Birmingham.

Changenoun

(baseball) A change-up pitch.

Changenoun

(campanology) Any order in which a number of bells are struck, other than that of the diatonic scale.

Changenoun

(dated) A place where merchants and others meet to transact business; an exchange.

Changenoun

A public house; an alehouse.

Changenoun

an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another;

the change was intended to increase salesthis storm is certainly a change for the worsethe neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago

Changenoun

a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event;

he attributed the change to their marriage

Changenoun

the action of changing something;

the change of government had no impact on the economyhis change on abortion cost him the election

Changenoun

the result of alteration or modification;

there were marked changes in the lining of the lungsthere had been no change in the mountains

Changenoun

the balance of money received when the amount you tender is greater than the amount due;

I paid with a twenty and pocketed the change

Changenoun

a thing that is different;

he inspected several changes before selecting one

Changenoun

a different or fresh set of clothes;

she brought a change in her overnight bag

Changenoun

coins of small denomination regarded collectively;

he had a pocketful of change

Changenoun

money received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or a different currency;

he got change for a twenty and used it to pay the taxi driver

Changenoun

a difference that is usually pleasant;

he goes to France for varietyit is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic

Changeverb

undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature;

She changed completely as she grew olderThe weather changed last night

Changeverb

cause to change; make different; cause a transformation;

The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the cityThe discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Changeverb

make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence;

her mood changes in accordance with the weatherThe supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season

Changeverb

lay aside, abandon, or leave for another;

switch to a different brand of beerShe switched psychiatristsThe car changed lanes

Changeverb

change clothes; put on different clothes;

Change before you go to the opera

Changeverb

exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category;

Could you convert my dollars into pounds?He changed his nameconvert centimeters into inchesconvert holdings into shares

Changeverb

give to, and receive from, one another;

Would you change places with me?We have been exchanging letters for a year

Changeverb

change from one vehicle or transportation line to another;

She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast

Changeverb

become deeper in tone;

His voice began to change when he was 12 years oldHer voice deepened when she whispered the password

Changeverb

remove or replace the coverings of;

Father had to learn how to change the babyAfter each guest we changed the bed linens