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modificand

[mod-uh-fi-kand] /ˈmɒd ə fɪˌkænd/
noun, Grammar
1.
a word that is modified, or qualified, by another. In red books, books is a modificand.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Latin modificāndum (a thing) to be measured or limited, gerund of modificāre to modify
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