/,mɒdɪfɪ'keɪʃn; ,mɑdəfə`keʃən/ n
(a) [U] modifying or being modified 修改; 缓和; 改善; 修饰; 限定
*The design of the spacecraft is undergoing extensive modification. 航天器的设计正大加修改.
(b) [C] instance of this; change or alteration 修改; 缓和; 改善; 修饰; 限定
*The plan was approved, with some minor modifications. 那计画已批准, 仅作了些许更动.
a small change made in something such as a design, plan, or system
We've made one or two modifications to the original design.
They have used the same process for almost 50 years with only minor modifications .
[U and C]
the act of modifying something, or the process of being modified
The review resulted in the modification of our security procedures.
Knowledge of the ill effects of tobacco has led to a modification in smoking behaviour.
1. Colonial architecture was a modification of English Georgian. 殖民地时期流行的建筑和英国乔治王朝式建筑大同小异。