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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.
References in classic literature ?
He beheld him sifting his seeds, and soaking them in liquids which were destined to modify or to deepen their colours.
However slight it might have been, it had sufficed to modify the course of the projectile.
But besides demonstrating the persistence of the popular demand for drama, they exerted a permanent influence in that they formed certain stage traditions which were to modify or largely control the great drama of the Elizabethan period and to some extent of later times.
It seemed natural enough to me, and I must say well conceived, that some attempt should be made to modify the views of, if not wholly convert, Reginald Brott by means of the influence of a very charming woman.
These materials positively modify both Western and Southern Bentonite.
Reovirus isn't the disease threat that herpesvirus is, but researchers can't modify reovirus to evade the immune response, as they have herpesvirus, Chiocca says.
The authorizations to modify use regulations for buildings that are landmarked or within historic districts all require that a program be established for continuing maintenance for the building's preservation as evidenced by a report from the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
To reduce the risk, auditors may be more likely to modify the reports of large companies.
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.
Morrell filed suit seeking a declaration that it could unilaterally modify or terminate the health care benefits.