Definitions for modalitymoʊˈdæl ɪ ti

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  1. modality, mode(noun)

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

  2. mood, mode, modality(noun)

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

  3. modality, sense modality, sensory system(noun)

    a particular sense

  4. modality(noun)

    a method of therapy that involves physical or electrical therapeutic treatment

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  1. modality(Noun)

    the state of being modal

  2. modality(Noun)

    the classification of propositions on the basis on whether they claim possibility, impossibility, contingency or necessity; mode

  3. modality(Noun)

    the inflection of a verb that shows how its action is conceived by the speaker; mood

  4. modality(Noun)

    any method of therapy that involves therapeutic treatment

  5. modality(Noun)

    any of the senses (such as sight or taste)

  6. modality(Noun)

    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

  7. modality(Noun)

    the organization and structure of the church, as distinct from sodality or parachurch organizations

  8. modality(Noun)

    the subject concerning certain diatonic scales known as musical modes

  9. modality(Noun)

    a concept in Anthony Giddens structuration theory

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  1. Modality(noun)

    the quality or state of being modal

  2. Modality(noun)

    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

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. modalit.]

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  1. Modality

    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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