Mode

Definition of Mode

Pronunciation: mōd
n.1.Manner of doing or being; method; form; fashion; custom; way; style; as, the mode of speaking; the mode of dressing.
The duty of itself being resolved on, the mode of doing it may easily be found.
- Jer. Taylor.
A table richly spread in regal mode.
- Milton.
2.Prevailing popular custom; fashion, especially in the phrase the mode.
The easy, apathetic graces of a man of the mode.
- Macaulay.
3.Variety; gradation; degree.
4.(Metaph.) Any combination of qualities or relations, considered apart from the substance to which they belong, and treated as entities; more generally, condition, or state of being; manner or form of arrangement or manifestation; form, as opposed to matter.
Modes I call such complex ideas, which, however compounded, contain not in them the supposition of subsisting by themselves, but are considered as dependencies on, or affections of, substances.
- Locke.
5.(Logic) The form in which the proposition connects the predicate and subject, whether by simple, contingent, or necessary assertion; the form of the syllogism, as determined by the quantity and quality of the constituent proposition; mood.
6.(Gram.) Same as Mood.
7.(Mus.) The scale as affected by the various positions in it of the minor intervals; as, the Dorian mode, the Ionic mode, etc., of ancient Greek music.
8.A kind of silk. See Alamode, n.
9.(Gram.) the value of the variable in a frequency distribution or probability distribution, at which the probability or frequency has a maximum. The maximum may be local or global. Distributions with only one such maximum are called unimodal; with two maxima, bimodal, and with more than two, multimodal.

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