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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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Under another special permit, on a vacant lot in an historic district, the City Planning Commission may modify the bulk regulations, except floor area ratio.
It further demonstrates the increasing probability that accounting firms will modify their reports as company size increases.
Woolworth's payment and Brooks acceptance of a percentage rent of the outdoor space were "unequivocally referable" to an oral agreement to modify the written lease for Woolworth to use outdoor space and for Brook to accept a rent based only on a percentage of gross sales.
The court stated that although an employer may waive its right to modify or terminate benefits under a welfare benefit plan by providing for vested, unalterable benefits, such an intention on the part of an employer must be found in the plan documents and must be stated in clear and express language.
Grades such as Exact 4042 and 3035 are being used to modify nucleated/clarified PP random copolymers for food-storage containers that require low-temperature toughness and clarity.
It is common practice for aluminum foundrymen to modify aluminum-silicon (Al-Si) alloys with strontium (Sr) to change the shape of the silicon and enhance the metal's mechanical properties.
Chemicals have been used to modify mineral fillers and fiber reinforcements for plastics for decades, providing two main functions:
Trace elements may originate from a variety of sources, including the primary ore; master alloys used to alloy, grain refine or modify certain alloys; fluxes used in treating metal; and the recycling stream.