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1‘the design of the engine is undergoing extensive modification’
alteration, adjustment, change, adaptation, improvement, refinement, revision, recasting, reshaping, refashioning, restyling, revamping, reworking, remodelling, remoulding, reconstruction, reorganization
variation, conversion, transformation
2‘the proposal was passed after some minor modifications had been made’
revision, refinement, variation, improvement, amendment, adaptation, adjustment, change, alteration
3‘working class opposition to the tax has led to some modification of this stance’
softening, moderation, tempering, qualification, restriction, lessening, reduction, decrease, diminishing, lowering, abatement, mitigation
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