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mode

 (mōd)
n.
1.
a. A manner, way, or method of doing something, experiencing something, or acting: modern modes of travel; modes of consciousness; modes of affection. See Synonyms at method.
b. A particular form or kind: The building has multiple modes of egress.
c. A given condition of functioning; a status or operation: The spacecraft was in its recovery mode.
2. The current or customary fashion or style: a hat in the latest mode.
3. Music
a. Any of certain fixed arrangements of the diatonic tones of an octave, as the major and minor scales of Western music.
b. A patterned arrangement, as the one characteristic of the music of classical Greece or the medieval Christian Church.
4. Philosophy The particular appearance, form, or manner in which an underlying substance, or a permanent aspect or attribute of it, is manifested.
5. Logic
a. See modality.
b. The arrangement or order of the propositions in a syllogism according to both quality and quantity.
6. Statistics The value or item occurring most frequently in a series of observations or statistical data.
7. Mathematics The number or range of numbers in a set that occurs the most frequently.
8. Geology The mineral composition of an igneous rock expressed in terms of percentage of the total sample weight or volume.
9. Physics Any of numerous patterns of wave motion or vibration.
10. Grammar Mood.

[Middle English, tune, from Latin modus, manner, tune. Sense 2, French, from Old French, fashion, manner, from Latin modus; see med- in Indo-European roots.]

mode

(məʊd)
n
1. a manner or way of doing, acting, or existing
2. (Clothing & Fashion) the current fashion or style
3. (Music, other) music
a. any of the various scales of notes within one octave, esp any of the twelve natural diatonic scales taken in ascending order used in plainsong, folk song, and art music until 1600
b. (in the music of classical Greece) any of the descending diatonic scales from which the liturgical modes evolved
c. either of the two main scale systems in music since 1600: major mode; minor mode.
4. (Logic) logic linguistics another name for modality3, mood22
5. (Linguistics) logic linguistics another name for modality3, mood22
6. (Philosophy) philosophy a complex combination of ideas the realization of which is not determined by the component ideas
7. (Statistics) that one of a range of values that has the highest frequency as determined statistically. Compare mean34, median6
8. (Geological Science) the quantitative mineral composition of an igneous rock
9. (General Physics) physics one of the possible configurations of a travelling or stationary wave
10. (General Physics) physics one of the fundamental vibrations
[C14: from Latin modus measure, manner]

mode1

(moʊd)

n.
1. a manner of acting or doing; method; way: modes of transportation.
2. a particular type or form of something: Heat is a mode of motion.
3. a designated condition or status, as for performing a task or responding to a problem: a machine in the automatic mode.
4. Philos. appearance, form, or disposition taken by a thing, or by one of its essential properties or attributes.
5.
b. any of the forms of categorical syllogisms according to the quantity and quality of their constituent propositions.
6. any of various arrangements of the diatonic tones of an octave, differing from one another in the order of the whole steps and half steps; scale.
8. Statistics. the value of the variate at which a maximum occurs in the frequency distribution of the variate.
9. the actual mineral composition of a rock, expressed in percentages by weight.
[1250–1300; (< Old French) < Latin modus amount, limit, manner]

mode2

(moʊd)

n.
1. fashion or style in manners, dress, etc.
2. a light gray or drab color.
[1635–45; < French < Latin modus; see mode1]

mode

(mōd)
The value that occurs most frequently in a data set. For example, in the set 125, 140, 172, 164, 140, 110, the mode is 140. Compare arithmetic mean, average, median.

mode

  • comportment, deportment - Deportment adds the sense of action or activity to a mode of conduct or behavior; comportment, "behavior or bearing," does not have this.
  • dictionary - Based on Latin dictio(n-), "mode of expression" or "word," then dictionarius, "a repertory of words or phrases."
  • diet - Comes from Greek diaita, "a way of life, mode of living."
  • mode - Originally a tune or air and later a scheme of sounds.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mode - how something is done or how it happensmode - 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"
property - a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
artistic style, idiom - the style of a particular artist or school or movement; "an imaginative orchestral idiom"
drape - the manner in which fabric hangs or falls; "she adjusted the drape of her skirt"
fit - the manner in which something fits; "I admired the fit of her coat"
form - a particular mode in which something is manifested; "his resentment took the form of extreme hostility"
life style, lifestyle, life-style, modus vivendi - a manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes
setup - the way something is organized or arranged; "it takes time to learn the setup around here"
signature, touch - a distinguishing style; "this room needs a woman's touch"
wise - a way of doing or being; "in no wise"; "in this wise"
response - the manner in which an electrical or mechanical device responds to an input signal or a range of input signals
2.mode - a particular functioning condition or arrangementmode - a particular functioning condition or arrangement; "switched from keyboard to voice mode"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
3.mode - a classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility
logical relation - a relation between propositions
4.mode - verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
grammatical relation - a linguistic relation established by grammar
common mood, declarative, declarative mood, fact mood, indicative, indicative mood - a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact
subjunctive, subjunctive mood - a mood that represents an act or state (not as a fact but) as contingent or possible
optative, optative mood - a mood (as in Greek or Sanskrit) that expresses a wish or hope; expressed in English by modal verbs
imperative, imperative form, imperative mood, jussive mood - a mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior
interrogative mood, interrogative - some linguists consider interrogative sentences to constitute a mood
5.mode - any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octavemode - any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave
diatonic scale - a scale with eight notes in an octave; all but two are separated by whole tones
church mode, ecclesiastical mode, Gregorian mode, medieval mode - any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600; derived historically from the Greek mode
Greek mode - any of the descending diatonic scales in the music of classical Greece
major diatonic scale, major scale - a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 3rd and 4th and 7th and 8th
minor diatonic scale, minor scale - a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 2nd and 3rd and 5th and 6th
6.mode - the most frequent value of a random variable
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
average, norm - a statistic describing the location of a distribution; "it set the norm for American homes"

mode

noun
2. fashion, style, trend, rage, vogue, look, craze Their designs were exterminated by the mode for uncluttered space.
3. function, position, role, operation, capacity The camera is in manual mode.

mode

noun
1. The approach used to do something:
2. A distinctive way of expressing oneself:
3. Manner of being or form of existence:
4. The current custom:
Informal: thing.
Idioms: the in thing, the last word, the latest thing.
Translations
طَريقَه، شَكْل، أسْلوبموضَه، طِرازوَسيلَه، طَريقَه
druhmódamoduszpůsob
=-mådemådemode
režiimviis
háttur, mátitegund, gerîtíska
stileiviškas
modeveids

mode

[məʊd] N
1. (= way, manner) → manera f, modo m
2. (= fashion) → moda f
3. (Comput) → función f, modalidad f

mode

[ˈməʊd] n
[life, behaviour] → mode m
(= setting) to be in manual mode [camera] → être en mode manuel
when the camera is in manual mode → lorsque l'appareil photo est en mode manuel
to be in survival mode (= thinking only of survival) [person, organization] → être en mode survie
to be in panic mode (= be panicking) [person] → être en proie à la panique
(= type) → mode m
the capitalist mode of production → le mode de production capitaliste
mode of dress → mode vestimentaire mode of transport

mode

n
(Gram) → Modus m; (Mus) → Tonart f; (Philos) → Modalität f
(= way)Art f(und Weise); (= form)Form f; mode of transportTransportmittel nt; mode of lifeLebensweise f; (Biol) → Lebensform f; mode of addressAnrede f
(Fashion) → Mode f; to be the modein Mode sein
(Comput) → Modus m

mode

[məʊd] n
a. (gen) → modo, maniera; (of transport) → mezzo (Mus) → modo (Comput) → modalità f inv
b. (fashion) (Math) → moda

mode

(məud) noun
1. a manner of doing something. an unusual mode of expression.
2. a kind or type. modes of transport.
3. a fashion. Large hats are the latest mode.
ˈmodish adjective
fashionable and smart.
ˈmodishly adverb

mode

1. n. moda, manera, valor repetido con mayor frecuencia en una serie;
2. modo.
References in classic literature ?
It would have been kept in check, however, and even converted into an accomplishment, and one of the thousand modes of intellectual culture, had his more ethereal characteristics retained their vigor.
The original papers, together with the scarlet letter itself -- a most curious relic -- are still in my possession, and shall be freely exhibited to whomsoever, induced by the great interest of the narrative, may desire a sight of them I must not be understood affirming that, in the dressing up of the tale, and imagining the motives and modes of passion that influenced the characters who figure in it, I have invariably confined myself within the limits of the old Surveyor's half-a-dozen sheets of foolscap.
For nothing was this man more remarkable, than for a certain impersonal stolidity as it were; impersonal, I say; for it so shaded off into the surrounding infinite of things, that it seemed one with the general stolidity discernible in the whole visible world; which while pauselessly active in uncounted modes, still eternally holds its peace, and ignores you, though you dig foundations for cathedrals.
Bird, looking the very picture of delight, was superintending the arrangements of the table, ever and anon mingling admonitory remarks to a number of frolicsome juveniles, who were effervescing in all those modes of untold gambol and mischief that have astonished mothers ever since the flood.
Give me a culture which imports much muck from the meadows, and deepens the soil--not that which trusts to heating manures, and improved implements and modes of culture only!
The whole party walked about, and looked, and praised again; and then, having nothing else to do, formed a sort of halfcircle round the fire, to observe in their various modes, till other subjects were started, that, though May, a fire in the evening was still very pleasant.
Fairfax was summoned to give information respecting the resources of the house in shawls, dresses, draperies of any kind; and certain wardrobes of the third storey were ransacked, and their contents, in the shape of brocaded and hooped petticoats, satin sacques, black modes, lace lappets, &c.
It may often happen on the stage, that an actor, by possessing in a preeminent degree the external qualities necessary to give effect to comedy, may be deprived of the right to aspire to tragic excellence; and in painting or literary composition, an artist or poet may be master exclusively of modes of thought, and powers of expression, which confine him to a single course of subjects.
It was a novel without a plot and with only one character, being, indeed, simply a psychological study of a certain young Parisian who spent his life trying to realize in the nineteenth century all the passions and modes of thought that belonged to every century except his own, and to sum up, as it were, in himself the various moods through which the world-spirit had ever passed, loving for their mere artificiality those renunciations that men have unwisely called virtue, as much as those natural rebellions that wise men still call sin.
While I make no recommendation of amendments, I fully recognize the rightful authority of the people over the whole subject, to be exercised in either of the modes prescribed in the instrument itself; and I should, under existing circumstances, favor rather than oppose a fair opportunity being afforded the people to act upon it.
The lion's roar, the fierce wolf's savage howl, The horrid hissing of the scaly snake, The awesome cries of monsters yet unnamed, The crow's ill-boding croak, the hollow moan Of wild winds wrestling with the restless sea, The wrathful bellow of the vanquished bull, The plaintive sobbing of the widowed dove, The envied owl's sad note, the wail of woe That rises from the dreary choir of Hell, Commingled in one sound, confusing sense, Let all these come to aid my soul's complaint, For pain like mine demands new modes of song.
But it is necessary also to confess that the power of nature is so ample and vast, and these principles so simple and general, that I have hardly observed a single particular effect which I cannot at once recognize as capable of being deduced in man different modes from the principles, and that my greatest difficulty usually is to discover in which of these modes the effect is dependent upon them; for out of this difficulty cannot otherwise extricate myself than by again seeking certain experiments, which may be such that their result is not the same, if it is in the one of these modes at we must explain it, as it would be if it were to be explained in the other.