Modification vs Mod - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between modification and mod

is that modification is the act or result of modifying or the condition of being modified while mod is (uncountable) an unconventionally modern style of fashionable dress originating in england in the 1960s, characterized by ankle-length black trenchcoats and sunglasses.

As a verb mod is

(slang) to modify an object from its original condition, typically for the purposes of individualizing and/or enhancing the performance of the object.

modification

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • the act or result of modifying or the condition of being modified
  • an alteration or adjustment to something
  • * Jim's modification to the radio's tuning resulted in clearer sound.
  • a change to an organism as a result of its environment that is not transmissable to offspring
  • * Due to his sunbathing, Jim's body experienced modifications : he got a tan.
  • (linguistics) a change to a word when it is borrowed by another language
  • * The Chinese word "kòu tóu" had a modification made to become the English "kowtow" .
  • (linguistics) the change undergone by a word when used in a construction (for instance am'' => '' 'm'' in ''I'm )
  • mod

    English

    (wikipedia mod)

    Synonyms

    * (modulus) , modulus

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (uncountable) An unconventionally modern style of fashionable dress originating in England in the 1960s, characterized by ankle-length black trenchcoats and sunglasses.
  • (UK) a 1960s British person who dressed in such a style and was interested in modernism and the modern music of the time; the opposite of a rocker.
  • (slang) A modification to an object, computer game, etc., typically for the purpose of individualizing and/or enhancing the performance of the object.
  • (Internet) A moderator, for example on a discussion forum.
  • (computing, informal) A module (file containing a tracker music sequence).
  • * 1992 , "Jordan K. Hubbard", How to convert Amiga mods to Arch?'' (on Internet newsgroup ''comp.sys.acorn )
  • I'd like to convert some of the arch(SIC) mods back into Amiga mods since I don't have the original Amiga versions.
  • * 2003 , Rene T. A. Lysloff, Leslie C. Gay, Jr., Music and Technoculture (page 38)
  • These mods , while usually having the distinctive bleep and beep quality of transistor-generated tones, are often astonishingly creative and rich in expressive nuances.
  • (rock climbing) A moderately difficult route.
  • Moderations: university examinations generally taken in the first year.
  • Usage notes

    In gaming, mods are created by end users whereas such content by the game creators would be labeled an expansion pack.

    Verb

    (modd)
  • (slang) To modify an object from its original condition, typically for the purposes of individualizing and/or enhancing the performance of the object.
  • His friends were particularly impressed with the way he modded his .
  • To moderate; to punish a rule-breaking user on a forum, especially when done by a moderator.
  • Don't break the rules or you'll be modded .

    Synonyms

    * trick, trick out * (to moderate)

    Derived terms

    * moddable * modder

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