Plantation vs Modification - What's the difference?

plantation | modification |


As nouns the difference between plantation and modification

is that plantation is large farm; estate or area of land designated for agricultural growth often includes housing for the owner and workers while modification is the act or result of modifying or the condition of being modified.

plantation

Noun

(en noun)
  • Large farm; estate or area of land designated for agricultural growth. Often includes housing for the owner and workers.
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  • Area where trees are planted for commercial purposes.
  • The importation of large numbers of workers and soldiers to displace the local population, such as in medieval Ireland and in the Caribbean.
  • 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 )