David, Moderator posted:
What edition of the OED are you looking at?
I have a limited access to (what now appears to have in itself been rendered limited in scope over time) Oxford English Dictionary Second Edition on CD-ROM (v. 18.104.22.168)
© Oxford University Press 2009.
"Are you able to understand the related definition that the current OED gives?"
Sir, I hope you would believe me if I told you that I have known the usual definition/sense of the word in question for a very long time. My question, which I fear has not been touched upon by you, is simply this: What is the normal way to define the cluster of words "to represent (a matter) in all the circumstances of modification", especially the phrase "circumstances of modification"?