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Clause vs. Modifier

Clause and Modifier Definitions

Clause

(Grammar) A group of words containing a subject and a predicate and forming part of a compound or complex sentence.

Modifier

A word, phrase, or clause that limits or qualifies the sense of another word or word group.

Clause

A distinct article, stipulation, or provision in a document.

Modifier

One who, or that which, modifies.

Clause

(grammar) A verb, its necessary grammatical arguments, and any adjuncts affecting them.

Modifier

(grammar) A word, phrase, or clause that limits or qualifies the sense of another word or phrase.
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Clause

(grammar) A verb along with its subject and their modifiers. If a clause provides a complete thought on its own, then it is an independent (superordinate) clause; otherwise, it is (subordinate) dependent.

Modifier

(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.

Clause

(legal) A separate part of a contract, a will or another legal document.

Modifier

(computing) modifier key

Clause

To amend (a bill of lading or similar document).

Modifier

One who, or that which, modifies.
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Clause

A separate portion of a written paper, paragraph, or sentence; an article, stipulation, or proviso, in a legal document.
The usual attestation clause to a will.

Modifier

A word or phrase that modifies another word, phrase, or sentence, usually by limiting the scope or restricting the meaning of the sentence element modified.

Clause

A subordinate portion or a subdivision of a sentence containing a subject and its predicate.

Modifier

A content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb

Clause

See Letters clause or Letters close, under Letter.

Modifier

A moderator who makes less extreme or uncompromising
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Clause

(grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence

Modifier

A person who changes something;
An inveterate changer of the menu

Clause

A separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)

Modifier

A gene that modifies the effect produced by another gene

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