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MODE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mode mean? 

MODE (noun)
  The noun MODE has 6 senses:

1. how something is done or how it happens
2. a particular functioning condition or arrangement
3. a classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility
4. verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
5. any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave
6. the most frequent value of a random variable

  Familiarity information: MODE used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


MODE (noun)


Sense 1mode [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

How something is done or how it happens

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

fashion; manner; mode; way; style

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("mode" is a kind of...):

property (a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mode"):

artistic style; idiom (the style of a particular artist or school or movement)

wise (a way of doing or being)

signature; touch (a distinguishing style)

setup (the way something is organized or arranged)

life style; life-style; lifestyle; modus vivendi (a manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes)

form (a particular mode in which something is manifested)

fit (the manner in which something fits)

drape (the manner in which fabric hangs or falls)


Sense 2mode [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A particular functioning condition or arrangement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

switched from keyboard to voice mode

Hypernyms ("mode" is a kind of...):

condition; status (a state at a particular time)


Sense 3mode [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

modality; mode

Hypernyms ("mode" is a kind of...):

logical relation (a relation between propositions)


Sense 4mode [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

modality; mood; mode

Hypernyms ("mode" is a kind of...):

grammatical relation (a linguistic relation established by grammar)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mode"):

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 represent 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; interrogative mood (some linguists consider interrogative sentences to constitute a mood)


Sense 5mode [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

musical mode; mode

Hypernyms ("mode" is a kind of...):

diatonic scale (a scale with eight notes in an octave; all but two are separated by whole tones)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mode"):

minor diatonic scale; minor scale (a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 2nd and 3rd and 5th and 6th)

major diatonic scale; major scale (a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 3rd and 4th and 7th and 8th)

Greek mode (any of the descending diatonic scales in the music of classical Greece)

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)


Sense 6mode [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The most frequent value of a random variable

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

modal value; mode

Hypernyms ("mode" is a kind of...):

average; norm (a statistic describing the location of a distribution)

Domain category:

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)


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