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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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The money modifies this view--unfavourably so far as Mr.
If Congress modifies the definition of a transferor to allow the GST tax to apply to trusts funded at death, it could allow an estate to allocate GST exemption to the trust in 2010.
Although the results showed that each of the exposures modified expression of only a small subset of the 1,200 genes, the data suggest that each metal modifies expression of a largely unique set of genes that may be characteristic of each substance.