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mode - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'mode' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Mode [ n.]
- Manner of doing or being; method; form; fashion; custom; way; style; as, the mode of speaking; the mode of dressing.
- Prevailing popular custom; fashion, especially in the phrase the mode.
- Variety; gradation; degree.
- Any combination of qualities or relations, considered apart from the substance to which they belong, and treated as entities; more generally, condition, or state of being; manner or form of arrangement or manifestation; form, as opposed to matter.
- The form in which the proposition connects the predicate and subject, whether by simple, contingent, or necessary assertion; the form of the syllogism, as determined by the quantity and quality of the constituent proposition; mood.
- Same as Mood.
- The scale as affected by the various positions in it of the minor intervals; as, the Dorian mode, the Ionic mode, etc., of ancient Greek music.
- A kind of silk. See Alamode, n.

Meaning of 'mode' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . mode [ n]
Meaning (1):
- how something is done or how it happens
Example in sentence:
  • a lonely way of life;
  • her dignified manner;
  • his rapid manner of talking;
  • in an abrasive fashion;
  • in the characteristic New York style;
  • their nomadic mode of existence
Meaning (2):
- a particular functioning condition or arrangement
Example in sentence:
  • switched from keyboard to voice mode