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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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Some of the modifying materials in the new preblend are carbonaceous based and contribute to the combustibles, but in many preblend formulations the quantity of seacoal or seacoal supplements require review.
The work grows out of proposals that tinkering with the DNA in chloroplasts poses less risk of runaway genes than the more common strategy of modifying DNA residing in the cell's nucleus.
The Service has issued Notice 98-34, modifying its ruling practice for expatriating individuals.
To determine the materiality levels auditors use in modifying audit reports because of a lack of consistency, we examined the financial statements of all companies listed in Moody's industrial index for five years (1988 to 1992).
The desired effects - high dispersion and strong phase adhesion to the polymer - can be obtained by modifying the surface activity of carbon black to such an extent that filler-matrix interactions are more favorable than interaggregate interactions.
Metallocene-based resins are attracting most interest for modifying PP in durable goods ranging from automotive TPOs to filled and unfilled compounds for appliances, power tools, and medical devices.
The Court of Appeals noted that ERISA does not prohibit a company from terminating or modifying previously offered health benefits that are not vested.
The second involves the comparative effectiveness of the three major modifying agents, Na, Sr and Sb.
But only fish oil, he says, appears capable of also modifying blood pressure.
"The whole activity of modifying vehicles has been happening for many years, however, there has been no regulation on the type of equipment being installed in the car, and no regulation on the technical work.