Modify vs Revision - What's the difference?

modify | revision |

As a verb modify

is to make partial changes to.

As a noun revision is

revision, change.




  • To make partial changes to.
  • To be or become modified.
  • Synonyms

    * adapt, alter, amend, revamp, rework


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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) , from (etyl) revisio.


  • (uncountable) The process of revising:
  • # The action or process of reviewing, editing and amending.
  • #* 2002 , James D. Lester, James D. Lester, Jr, Writing Research Papers , page 195,
  • Revision can turn a passable paper into an excellent one and change an excellent one into a radiant one.
  • #* 2004 , Mara Kalnins (editor), Note on the Text'', Joseph Conrad, ''Victory: An Island Tale , page xxxix,
  • The full history of its composition, revision , transmission, and publication is a complex and intricate one beyond the necessarily limited scope of this Note,.
  • #* 2010 , , Franz Guenthner (editors), Handbook of Philosophical Logic , Volume 16, page 37,
  • Many formalisms for belief revision use extraneous mechanisms for deciding what beliefs to keep and this makes it harder to iterate the process.
  • # (UK, Australia, New Zealand) The action or process of reviewing something previously learned, especially one?s notes in preparation for a test or examination.
  • All that last minute revision really paid off in the exam! I got top marks!
  • #* 2008', Philip A. Kalra (editor), '' Essential '''Revision Notes in Medicine for Students , Volume 1.
  • (countable) A changed edition, or new version; a modification.
  • * 2004 , Robert McConnell Productions, Henry M. Robert, Robert?s Rules of Order: Simplified and Applied , page 331,
  • The first thing members need to understand about a revision' is that the current bylaws are not under consideration at all. If the ' revision is defeated, no changes to the current bylaws take place.
  • * 1992 , Helen Baron, Carl Baron (editors), Introduction'', ''The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H, Lawrence: Sons and Lovers , Part 1, 2002 paperback edition, Cambridge University Press, page lxxx,
  • However, it is evident in a minority of cases that a revision by Lawrence is prompted solely by the need to remedy some local effect caused by Garnett?s deletion, and there, clearly, Lawrence?s MS text is, in principle, to be preferred.
  • * 2008''', World Bank, ' , page 209,
  • Previous editions of World Development Indicators'' used revision''' 2, first published in 1948. '''Revision''' 3 was completed in 1989, and many countries now use it. But ' revision 2 is still widely used for compiling cross-country data.
  • * 2012 , Bill Fane, David Byrnes, AutoCAD 2013 For Dummies , page 189,
  • Include the revision number'. You may need to add a triangle and number, shown in Figure 9-6, to indicate the ' revision number.
  • (countable) A story corrected or expanded by a writer commissioned by the original author.
  • A revision story
    * review (US)

    Etymology 2



    (en verb)
  • To provide with a new vision.
  • What philosophy needs is to be revisioned with a more hopeful, engaged inspirational point of view.


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