Definitions for modalitymoʊˈdæl ɪ ti
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
mo•dal•i•tymoʊˈdæl ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.
the quality or state of being modal.
an attribute or circumstance that denotes mode or manner.
Ref: Also called mode. 1 5 1
Med. a therapeutic method.
one of the primary forms of sensation, as vision or touch.
Origin of modality:
1610–20; < ML
a classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility
mood, mode, modality(noun)
verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
modality, sense modality, sensory system(noun)
a particular sense
a method of therapy that involves physical or electrical therapeutic treatment
the state of being modal
the classification of propositions on the basis on whether they claim possibility, impossibility, contingency or necessity; mode
the inflection of a verb that shows how its action is conceived by the speaker; mood
any method of therapy that involves therapeutic treatment
any of the senses (such as sight or taste)
a particular way in which the information is to be encoded for presentation to humans, i.e. to the type of sign and to the status of reality ascribed to or claimed by a sign, text or genre
the organization and structure of the church, as distinct from sodality or parachurch organizations
the subject concerning certain diatonic scales known as musical modes
a concept in Anthony Giddens structuration theory
the quality or state of being modal
a modal relation or quality; a mode or point of view under which an object presents itself to the mind. According to Kant, the quality of propositions, as assertory, problematical, or apodeictic
In semiotics, a modality is a particular way in which the information is to be encoded for presentation to humans, i.e. to the type of sign and to the status of reality ascribed to or claimed by a sign, text or genre. It is more closely associated with the semiotics of Charles Peirce than Saussure because meaning is conceived as an effect of a set of signs. In the Peircean model, a reference is made to an object when the sign is interpreted recursively by another sign, a conception of meaning that does in fact imply a classification of sign types.
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