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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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Outside of PP, Exxon's plastomers are being investigated for modifying LLDPE packaging films.
It is supposed that hydrogen gas is added to the liquid alloy along with the modifier or that the alloy has an enhanced tendency to absorb hydrogen if it containes a modifying element," Gruzleski explained.
This title reviews the range of lipids available, and asseses techniques for modifying lipids such as fractionation and interesterification.
Specialty is activating or modifying a material to suit a particular requirement.
But only fish oil, he says, appears capable of also modifying blood pressure.
Dexco is developing a Vector 6000 series of SBS copolymers for modifying polyolefins, styrenics, engineering thermoplastics, recycle blends and alloying.
Weiner envisions that this process, in addition to modifying the blood of patients with ischemic disease, could help transfusion patients with sickle cell disease, because their painful sickling occurs only when affected blood cells give up their oxygen.
Increased use of industry standard components by Apple Computer and the declining cost of Mac systems have increased the popularity of modifying Macs.
The firm's specialty is activating or modifying a material to suit a particular requirement.
com/reports/c20408) has announced the addition of Modifying Patients' Behaviors to Optimize Disease Management Outcomes to their offering.
The proposed amendments will have the effect of modifying the debt incurrence and negative pledge covenants in the Indenture governing the Notes to permit, among other things, certain restructuring transactions involving Heafner and its subsidiaries.
The data, published in the December issue of Nature Biotechnology, highlights a method for modifying targets on cancer cells called antigens to facilitate activation of cytotoxic T cells -- a key component of the immune system responsible for destroying cancerous cells.