formal mode

formal mode

n
(Logic) philosophy the style in which words are explicitly mentioned rather than used of their subject matter. "Fido" is a dog's name is in the formal mode, while "Fido is a dog" is in the material mode. See also mention7
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He said that it was good to see that students of all ages, young and old, were involved equally in informal as well as formal mode of learning their courses in classrooms, and appreciated the efforts of Knowledge Centre, which was working on self help basis to educate children of less privileged class of the area.
Fifty percent samples were from distance education and same number was from formal mode universities.
Since 2008, some of the formal mode universities like as Bahauddin Zakaria University, Multan, Gomal University Dera Ismail Khan, Government College University Faisalabad, Peshawar University and The Islamia University of Bahawalpur have also started courses through distance learning along with the formal courses according to policy of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan to discourage private education.
Secondly, we explored the asymmetric dependence of member organizations on the network in which they are inserted in a more advanced stage of the network evolution (when it uses a more formal mode of governance).
Language style and article appearance, then, typically follow a standardized format that can be presented and explained to ESL students as a formal mode of communication for presenting research results.
Technology transfers that come from direct economic activities are categorized in the formal mode, while ones that come from indirect economic activities are categorized in the informal mode.
Students of NUL consider email as a particularly well suited means of staying in touch with new contacts because students consider email to be a less formal mode of interaction, and also because the casual nature of the medium provides some distance, as oppose to telephone and letter writing which are much more intimate in nature.
"Objective modalities in the material mode are represented by logical and mathematical modalities in the formal mode" (p.
Its residents act as if it still were - the courtliness, the extremely polite forms of address long-forgotten in other German-speaking countries, the formal mode of dress.
In reading this volume, it is this dimension of Badiou's thought which constantly strikes one: its double conditioning, by the internal demands of a formal mode of thought (such as a thinking of being, taking its point of reference from set theory) and by the demands issuing from the analysis of the present-day political situation.
She had something to ask.Was it too soon to suggest she used a less formal mode of address?
Summary: The EU General Affairs Council will see EU Foreign Ministers meeting behind closed doors on December 6 and in formal mode on December 7.

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