Definitions of mode

  1. a manner of performance; "a manner of living"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a way of life" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the most frequent value of a random variable Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a particular functioning condition or arrangement; "switched from keyboard to voice mode" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. how something is done or how it happens; "her 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. Manner of doing or being; method; form; fashion; custom; way; style; as, the mode of speaking; the mode of dressing. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Prevailing popular custom; fashion, especially in the phrase the mode. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Variety; gradation; degree. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Any combination of qualities or relations, considered apart from the substance to which they belong, and treated as entities; more generally, condition, or state of being; manner or form of arrangement or manifestation; form, as opposed to matter. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The form in which the proposition connects the predicate and subject, whether by simple, contingent, or necessary assertion; the form of the syllogism, as determined by the quantity and quality of the constituent proposition; mood. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Same as Mood. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The scale as affected by the various positions in it of the minor intervals; as, the Dorian mode, the Ionic mode, etc., of ancient Greek music. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A kind of silk. See Alamode, n. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Custom; fashion; manner; in grammar, a change in the form of a verb to denote the manner of its action or being: called also mood. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Modal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Rule: custom: form: manner of existing: that which exists only as a quality of substance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Form; manner; fashion; in mus., distinction of scales, as major and minor. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. Manner of being or doing; way; prevailing style. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. The manner in which the action of a verb is stated. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Manner; method; form; fashion: a kind of silk. See Mood. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. Manner of existing or being; manner; fashion; custom; usual way or course; in music, the peculiar melody of the octave in its divisions, as the minor mode, the major mode. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. Referential value in a series of data to the most common, most often occurring value. In a frequency distribution graph, the peak represents the mode. The mode of the series 1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6 is 4 because it occurs most often. There may or may not be a mode, or two modes, known as a bimodal series, or even more modes, known as a multimodal series. thelawdictionary.org
  25. the value of the variable in a frequency distribution or probability distribution, at which the probability or frequency has a maximum. The maximum may be local or global. Distributions with only one such maximum are called unimodal; with two maxima, bimodal, and with more than two, multimodal. dictgcide_fs
  26. m[=o]d, n. manner of acting, doing, or existing: rule: custom: form: that which exists only as a quality of substance: a form of the verb, same as mood: in lace-making, a small decorative piece inserted in a pattern: the openwork between the solid parts of a pattern: a woman's mantle with a hood: (mus.) the method of dividing the octave for melodic purposes according to the position of its steps and half-steps.--adj. M[=O]'DAL, relating to mode or form without reference to substance: consisting of mode only: (logic) indicating some mode of expression.--ns. M[=O]'DALISM, the doctrine first set forth by Sabellius that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are not three distinct personalities, but only three different modes of manifestation; M[=O]'DALIST, one who holds this theory.--adj. MODALIST'IC.--n. MODAL'ITY, mode in its logical sense: (law) the quality of being limited by a condition.--adv. M[=O]'DALLY.--GREEK MODES, consisting each of two tetra-chords and one whole step; GREGORIAN, MEDIEVAL, or ECCLESIASTICAL MODES, derived from the above by Ambrose, Gregory the Great, &c., each of the seven natural sounds of the diatonic scale forming the keynote or final of a mode, which embraced that note and the seven above it. To each of these seven modes is attached another, in which the melody, while having the same final or keynote, instead of ascending to the octave above, ranges from the fourth below it to the fifth above. The former are called the authentic modes, the latter plagal; MAJOR MODE, a modern mode, consisting of two steps, a half-step, three steps, and a half-step; MINOR MODE, a modern mode, consisting of a step, a half-step, two steps, a half-step, and two steps. [Fr.,--L. modus.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  27. Way, manner, in which thing is done; prevailing fashion or custom; (archaic) the m., the fashion in dress &c.; (Mus.) each of the two (MAJOR, MINOR) classes of keys, (in ancient& mediaeval music) form of scale, as DORIAN, LYDIAN, IONIAN, AUTHENTIC, PLAGAL, m.; (Logic) character of modal proposition. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. n. [French, Latin] Manner of existing; form; make; -condition of existence; state; quality; -manner of acting; method; plan; way;- continued manner; custom; fashion; style; -difference in manner; gradation; degree; mood. Cabinet Dictionary

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