Meaning of MODE in English

I. ˈmōd noun

Etymology: Middle English moede, from Latin modus measure, manner, musical mode — more at mete

Date: 14th century


a. : an arrangement of the eight diatonic notes or tones of an octave according to one of several fixed schemes of their intervals

b. : a rhythmical scheme (as in 13th and 14th century music)

2. : mood II,2


[Late Latin modus, from Latin]

a. : mood II,1

b. : the modal form of the assertion or denial of a logical proposition


a. : a particular form or variety of something

flying and other mode s of transport

b. : a form or manner of expression : style

5. : a possible, customary, or preferred way of doing something

explained in the usual solemn mode


a. : a manifestation, form, or arrangement of being ; specifically : a particular form or manifestation of an underlying substance

b. : a particular functioning arrangement or condition : status

a spacecraft in reentry mode

a computer operating in parallel mode


a. : the most frequent value of a set of data

b. : a value of a random variable for which a function of probabilities defined on it achieves a relative maximum

8. : any of various stationary vibration patterns of which an elastic body or oscillatory system is capable

the vibration mode of an airplane propeller blade

the vibrational mode s of a molecule

Synonyms: see method

II. noun

Etymology: French, from Latin modus

Date: circa 1645

: a prevailing fashion or style (as of dress or behavior)

Synonyms: see fashion

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