modifier
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈmɒdɪfaɪə/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈmɑdɪfaɪɚ/
Noun

modifier (plural modifiers)

  1. One who, or that which, modifies.
  2. (grammar) A word, phrase, or clause that limits or qualifies the sense of another word or phrase.
  3. (programming) A keyword that qualifies the meaning of other code.
    The protected modifier makes a class member visible to subclasses, but not to external code.
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