- The definition of a modifier is something that provides additional information or that limits the meaning of a word or phrase.
An example of a modifier is an adjective or adverb.
modifier definition by Webster's New World
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a person or thing that modifies; esp., a word, phrase, or clause that limits the meaning of another word or phrase: adjectives and adverbs are modifiers
modifier definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A word, phrase, or clause that limits or qualifies the sense of another word or word group.