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modal - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'modal' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Modal [ a.]
- Of or pertaining to a mode or mood; consisting in mode or form only; relating to form; having the form without the essence or reality.
- Indicating, or pertaining to, some mode of conceiving existence, or of expressing thought.

Meaning of 'modal' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . modal [ a]
Meaning (1):
- relating to or expressing the mood of a verb
Example in sentence:
  • modal auxiliary
2 . modal [ s]
Meaning (2):
- relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution
Example in sentence:
  • the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30