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English noun: mode

1. mode (attribute) how something is done or how it happens

SamplesHer dignified manner.
His rapid manner of talking.
Their nomadic mode of existence.
In the characteristic New York style.
A lonely way of life.
In an abrasive fashion.

Synonymsfashion, manner, style, way

Broader (hypernym)property

Narrower (hyponym)artistic style, drape, fit, form, idiom, life style, life-style, lifestyle, modus vivendi, response, setup, signature, touch, wise

2. mode (state) a particular functioning condition or arrangement

SamplesSwitched from keyboard to voice mode.

Broader (hypernym)condition, status

3. mode a classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility


Broader (hypernym)logical relation

4. mode verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker

Synonymsmodality, mood

Broader (hypernym)grammatical relation

Narrower (hyponym)common mood, declarative, declarative mood, fact mood, imperative, imperative form, imperative mood, indicative, indicative mood, interrogative, interrogative mood, jussive mood, optative, optative mood, subjunctive, subjunctive mood

5. mode (communication) any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave

Synonymsmusical mode

Broader (hypernym)diatonic scale

Narrower (hyponym)church mode, ecclesiastical mode, Greek mode, Gregorian mode, major diatonic scale, major scale, medieval mode, minor diatonic scale, minor scale

6. mode (cognition) the most frequent value of a random variable

Synonymsmodal value

Broader (hypernym)average, norm

Domain categorystatistics

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