Associations to the word «Modal»


MODAL, adjective. Of, or relating to a mode or modus
MODAL, adjective. (grammar) of, relating to, or describing the mood of a clause
MODAL, adjective. (grammar) modal verb
MODAL, adjective. (music) 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
MODAL, adjective. (logic) of, or relating to the modality between propositions
MODAL, adjective. (statistics) relating to the statistical mode.
MODAL, adjective. (computing) Having separate modes in which user input has different effects.
MODAL, adjective. (computer science) requiring immediate user interaction (often used as modal dialog or modal window)
MODAL, adjective. (metaphysics) Relating to the form of a thing rather to any of its attributes
MODAL, noun. (logic) A modal proposition
MODAL, noun. (linguistics) A modal form, notably a modal auxiliary.
MODAL ADVERB, noun. (grammar) An adverb that qualifies a predicate with respect to way in which it is true.
MODAL AUXILIARIES, noun. Plural of modal auxiliary
MODAL AUXILIARY, noun. (grammar) A verb used to express the mood (or tense) of another verb.
MODAL CASE, noun. (grammar) case to express ability, intention, necessity, obligation, permission, possibility, etc.
MODAL CASES, noun. Plural of modal case
MODAL JAZZ, noun. (music genre) (jazz) A genre of jazz that uses chord progressions as a harmonic framework.
MODAL LOGIC, noun. (logic) Any formal system that attempts to deal with modalities, such as possibility and necessity, but also obligation and permission.
MODAL SCALE, noun. (music) A tonal scale used in most forms of Western music.
MODAL STACKING, noun. The use of double modals (or, rarely, triple modals), a phenomenon found in some dialects of English, especially Southern US English.
MODAL VERB, noun. (grammar) A verb whose primary function is to express mood.
MODAL VERBS, noun. Plural of modal verb

Dictionary definition

MODAL, noun. An auxiliary verb (such as `can' or `will') that is used to express modality.
MODAL, adjective. Relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution; "the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30".
MODAL, adjective. Of or relating to a musical mode; especially written in an ecclesiastical mode.
MODAL, adjective. Relating to or expressing the mood of a verb; "modal auxiliary".

Wise words

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C. S. Lewis