Associations to the word «Mode»


MODE, noun. (music) One of several ancient scales, one of which corresponds to the modern major scale and one to the natural minor scale
MODE, noun. A particular means of accomplishing something.
MODE, noun. (statistics) The most frequently occurring value in a distribution
MODE, noun. (mathematics) (physics) A state of a system that is represented by an eigenfunction of that system.
MODE, noun. (computing) One of various related sets of rules for processing data.
MODE, noun. (grammar) A verb form that depends on how its containing clause relates to the speaker’s or writer’s wish, intent, or assertion about reality.
MODE, noun. Style or fashion.
MODE OF DISCOURSE, noun. (rhetoric) rhetorical mode
MODE OF PRODUCTION, noun. (Marxism) A combination of productive forces such as labour power and means of production, and social and technical relations of production such as property, power, laws and regulations, etc.
MODE OF THOUGHT, noun. The way in which a person tends to think based on experience, beliefs, learning and reason.
MODE OF TRANSPORT, noun. Any form of vehicle or system used to transport people or goods.

Dictionary definition

MODE, noun. How something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion".
MODE, noun. A particular functioning condition or arrangement; "switched from keyboard to voice mode".
MODE, noun. A classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility.
MODE, noun. Verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker.
MODE, noun. Any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave.
MODE, noun. The most frequent value of a random variable.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats