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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


Synonymsmodality


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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