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modify

[′mäd·ə‚fī]
(computer science)
To alter a portion of an instruction so its interpretation and execution will be other than normal; the modification may permanently change the instruction or leave it unchanged and affect only the current execution; the most frequent modification is that of the effective address through the use of index registers.
To alter a subroutine according to a defined parameter.
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Modifiable risk factors are behavioral in nature and include tobacco use, physical inactivity and an unhealthy diet.
The team considered all of the risk factors and calculated the 10- and 20-year risk of breast cancer as well as the 10- and 20-year absolute risk reductions if the three modifiable factors improved optimally.
A total of 11,827 twin pregnancies were evaluated, and modifiable risk factors for small-for-gestational-age (SGA) deliveries were identified as tobacco use and maternal weight gain.
Some of the factors that this study links to HSV-2 infection are modifiable and could be targeted by prevention interventions, but as the researchers note, longitudinal studies will be needed to determine if they increase women's susceptibility to HSV-2 infection.
As a leading provider of fully modifiable data exchange between mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) systems, TTI recognizes the importance of reaching CATIA V5 users," said Robert Stevenson, president and CEO of TTI.
This is important because almost 90 percent of patients with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese and weight is the most important modifiable risk factor in patients with type 2 diabetes.
They support research on the basic mechanisms and processes linking co-morbid mental and medical disorders to identify potent, modifiable risk factors and protective processes amenable to medical and behavioral interventions that will reduce the adverse outcomes associated with both types of disorders.
This is a nice contribution because women are searching for something they can modify, and weight is modifiable.
A trap for the unwary is present in situations in which final marital separation agreements not only call for child support payments, but also modifiable alimony payments on a reduction schedule for the future (Temp.
Instead of competing with Java, SPLINE relies on Sun Microsystems' Web-development language, since both are needed to implement a modifiable social-virtual-reality system.
Cholesterol, a certain concentration of fat found in the blood (a condition which may be hereditary), is significantly modifiable through diet.
The Center identifies and interfaces with innovative employers from all market sectors who are implementing a value-based design, generally defined as re-focusing resources to support modifiable behavior change that could improve health status and reduce health cost trend.