What does modal mean?

Definitions for modal
ˈmoʊd lmodal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. modal auxiliary verb, modal auxiliary, modal verb, modal(adj)

    an auxiliary verb (such as `can' or `will') that is used to express modality

  2. modal(a), average(adj)

    relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution

    "the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30"

  3. modal(adj)

    of or relating to a musical mode; especially written in an ecclesiastical mode

  4. modal(adj)

    relating to or expressing the mood of a verb

    "modal auxiliary"

GCIDE

  1. Modal(a.)

    (Gram.) Pertaining to or denoting mood.

  2. Modal(a.)

    (Logic & Metaph.) Indicating, or pertaining to, some mode of conceiving existence, or of expressing thought, such as the modes of possibility or obligation.

  3. Modal(n.)

    A modal auxiliary.

Wiktionary

  1. modal(Noun)

    A modal proposition

  2. modal(Noun)

    A modal form, notably a modal auxiliary.

  3. modal(Adjective)

    of, or relating to a mode or modus

  4. modal(Adjective)

    of, relating to, or describing the mood of a clause

  5. modal(Adjective)

    of, relating to, or composed in the musical modi by which an octave is divided, associated with emotional moods in Ancient - and in medieval ecclesiastical music

  6. modal(Adjective)

    of, or relating to the modality between propositions

  7. modal(Adjective)

    relating to the statistical mode.

  8. modal(Adjective)

    Having separate modes in which user input has different effects.

  9. modal(Adjective)

    requiring immediate user interaction (often used as modal dialog or modal window)

  10. Origin: From modalis, from modus; see mode. Compare to French, Spanish and Portuguese modal and Italian modale.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Modal(adj)

    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

  2. Modal(adj)

    indicating, or pertaining to, some mode of conceiving existence, or of expressing thought

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. modal. See Mode.]

Freebase

  1. Modal

    Modal is a type of rayon, a semi-synthetic cellulose fiber made by spinning reconstituted cellulose, in this case often from beech trees. Modal is used alone or with other fibers in household items such as towels, bathrobes, underwear and bedsheets. Manufacturers claim a number of advantages for the fiber: about 50% more hygroscopic per unit volume than cotton, takes dye like cotton, color-fast when washed in warm water, resistant to shrinkage and fading but prone to stretching and pilling. It is also claimed that mineral deposits from hard water do not stick to the fabric surface. It is smooth and soft, more so than mercerized cotton, though some perceive it to have a synthetic texture. Modal fabrics should be washed at lower temperatures and like cotton, are often ironed after washing.

Anagrams for modal »

  1. domal

  2. dolma

  3. MOALD

How to pronounce modal?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say modal in sign language?

  1. modal

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of modal in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of modal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Images & Illustrations of modal

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