modifier modifier

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb
  2. (n) a moderator who makes less extreme or uncompromising
  3. (n) a person who changes something
  4. (n) a gene that modifies the effect produced by another gene

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. It is a state of mind for Japanese teens, a modifier that means cool, bitchin', groovy, killer and I-love-it all rolled into one, then squared.
  2. Yuo know, that headline need a modifier.
  3. It's fine to use them now, but unless you add some kind of modifier in the future nobody will ever know which crunch or crisis you're referring to.

News

  1. Geneticists solve mystery of EEC Syndrome's variable severity in children

    By identifying a protein that acts as a genetic modifier, scientists have solved the mystery of why some infants are born with a grave syndrome consisting of cleft palate and major deformities of the skin and limbs, while other infants with the same predisposing genetic mutation bear little or no sign of the illness, called EEC.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Smart Geographic Segmentation & Bidding With Enhanced Campaigns

    New PPC Best Practices In An Enhanced Campaign World was one of SMX Advanced Seattle’s most engaging sessions; and, as a speaker, I have received a great deal of feedback and questions about those bid location modifiers.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Search Engine Land

  3. CSHL geneticists solve mystery of EEC Syndrome's variable severity in children

    ( Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory ) By identifying a protein that acts as a genetic modifier, scientists have solved the mystery of why some infants are born with a grave syndrome consisting of cleft palate and major deformities of the skin and limbs, while other infants with the same predisposing genetic mutation bear little or no sign of the illness, called EEC.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  • "I hope that I'm the first of many," said Kathryn Bigelow, the first female best director Oscar winner. "I'd love to just think of myself as a filmmaker, and I long for the day when that modifier can be a moot point."
    on Mar 7, 2010 By: Kathryn Bigelow Source: Hollywood Reporter

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