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modding

[mod-ing] /ˈmɒd ɪŋ/
noun, Informal.
1.
an act or instance of modifying something, especially a vehicle or mechanical part.
2.
the act of rewriting programming code in a video game in order to change the appearance or performance of the software.
3.
the act of modifying computer hardware, especially the physical appearance of the case.
Origin
mod2 + -ing1

mod2

[mod] /mɒd/
noun
1.
an act or instance of modifying; modification.
verb (used with object), modded, modding.
2.
to modify, especially a vehicle or mechanical part:
The car was modded for speed and power.
3.
Computers.
  1. to rewrite programming code in (a video game) in order to change the appearance or performance of the software:
    I modded the game to increase the field of vision.
  2. to modify (computer hardware), especially the physical appearance of the case:
    I want to mod my PC to include LED lights and custom paint.
Origin
by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for modding

modding

/ˈmɒdɪŋ/
noun
1.
(slang) the practice of modifying a production car to alter its appearance or to increase performance

mod1

/mɒd/
noun
1.
(Brit)
  1. a member of a group of teenagers in the mid-1960s, noted for their clothes-consciousness and opposition to the rockers
  2. a member of a revived group of this type in the late 1970s and early 1980s, noted for their clothes-consciousness and opposition to the skinheads
  3. (as modifier): a mod haircut
Word Origin
C20: from modernist

mod2

/mɒd/
noun
1.
an annual Highland Gaelic meeting with musical and literary competitions
Word Origin
C19: from Gaelic mòd assembly, from Old Norse; related to moot

mod3

/mɒd/
abbreviation
1.
modulus

MOD

abbreviation (in Britain)
1.
Ministry of Defence
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Word Origin and History for modding

mod

n.

"tidy, sophisticated teen" (usually contrasted with rocker), 1960, slang shortening of modern.

short for modification, c.1920, originally among aviators.

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Slang definitions & phrases for modding

mod

adjective

Modern; up-to-date, esp in the styles of the 1960s: shows off her attributes in a mod wardrobe (1960s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for modding

mod

modern

MOD

mesiodistocclusal
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