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Definition 1: how something is done or how it happens - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where mode or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for mode in the sense of this definition

(mode is a kind of ...) a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class

"a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"

(... is a kind of mode ) a way of doing or being

"in no wise" "in this wise"

(... is a kind of mode ) a distinguishing style

"this room needs a woman's touch"

(... is a kind of mode ) the way something is organized or arranged

"it takes time to learn the setup around here"

(... is a kind of mode ) a manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes

(... is a kind of mode ) a particular mode in which something is manifested

"his resentment took the form of extreme hostility"

(... is a kind of mode ) the manner in which something fits

"I admired the fit of her coat"

(... is a kind of mode ) the manner in which fabric hangs or falls

"she adjusted the drape of her skirt"

(... is a kind of mode ) the style of a particular artist or school or movement

"an imaginative orchestral idiom"

(... is a kind of mode ) the manner in which an electrical or mechanical device responds to an input signal or a range of input signals

Definition 2: the most frequent value of a random variable - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for mode in the sense of this definition

(mode is a kind of ...) a statistic describing the location of a distribution

"it set the norm for American homes"

(mode belongs to category ...) a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters

Definition 3: any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for mode in the sense of this definition

(mode is a kind of ...) a scale with eight notes in an octave; all but two are separated by whole tones

(... is a kind of mode ) any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600; derived historically from the Greek mode

(... is a kind of mode ) any of the descending diatonic scales in the music of classical Greece

(... is a kind of mode ) a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 3rd and 4th and 7th and 8th

(... is a kind of mode ) a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 2nd and 3rd and 5th and 6th

Definition 4: a classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility - [noun denoting linkdef]

Synonyms for mode in the sense of this definition

(mode is a kind of ...) a relation between propositions

Definition 5: verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker - [noun denoting linkdef]

Synonyms for mode in the sense of this definition

(mode is a kind of ...) a linguistic relation established by grammar

(... is a kind of mode ) a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact

(... is a kind of mode ) a mood that represents an act or state (not as a fact but) as contingent or possible

(... is a kind of mode ) a mood (as in Greek or Sanskrit) that expresses a wish or hope; expressed in English by modal verbs

(... is a kind of mode ) a mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior

(... is a kind of mode ) some linguists consider interrogative sentences to constitute a mood

Definition 6: a particular functioning condition or arrangement - [noun denoting state]

Samples where mode or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • switched from keyboard to voice mode

(mode is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

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