Mode meaning

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The current or customary fashion or style.

A hat in the latest mode.

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The particular appearance, form, or manner in which an underlying substance, or a permanent aspect or attribute of it, is manifested.
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Mode is a way of doing something or acting.

An example of mode is riding a bike to work, a mode of transportation.

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The value or item occurring most frequently in a series of observations or statistical data.
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The number or range of numbers in a set that occurs the most frequently.
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The mineral composition of an igneous rock expressed in terms of percentage of the total sample weight or volume.
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Any of numerous patterns of wave motion or vibration.
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Mood.
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A manner or way of acting, doing, or being; method or form.
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Customary usage, or current fashion or style, as in manners or dress.
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The actual mineral composition of an unaltered igneous rock.
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The form, or way of being, of something, as distinct from its substance.
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The value, number, etc. that occurs most frequently in a given series.
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The value that occurs most frequently in a data set. For example, in the set 125, 140, 172, 164, 140, 110, the mode is 140.
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(1) An operational state that a system has been switched to. It implies at least two possible conditions. There are countless modes for hardware and software. With regard to modes on a hard drive (Mode 2, Mode 3, etc.), see IDE. See Real Mode, Protected Mode, burst mode, insert mode, supervisor state and program state.
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The number in a series of numbers that occurs most frequently. If each observation occurs an equal number of times, there is no mode. If two or more observations occur the same number of times, then there is more than one mode, in which case the sample is called multimodal. For example, the mode of 2, 1, 5, and 1 is 1.
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The physical path a signal or signal component follows as it propagates through a waveguide. Some signal components travel directly through the center of the waveguide, at least theoretically, and, therefore, travel the shortest possible distance between the point at which they enter the waveguide and the point at which they exit the waveguide. Other modes take more transverse paths, striking and reflecting back and forth off of the interface between the core and cladding as they propagate through an optical fiber, for example. Low-order modes take modestly transverse paths, while high-order modes take considerably more transverse paths. Some modes at the transmitter can be so transverse as to strike the corecladding interface at less than the critical angle and, therefore, penetrate the interface and be permanently lost in the cladding. Figure M-4 illustrates the differences between these paths. See also cladding, core, critical angle, and waveguide.
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(music) One of several ancient scales, one of which corresponds to the modern major scale and one to the natural minor scale.
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A particular means of accomplishing something.

What was the mode of entry?

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(statistics) The most frequently occurring value in a distribution.
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(mathematics, physics) A state of a system that is represented by an eigenfunction of that system.
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(computing) One of various related sets of rules for processing data.

In insert mode, characters typed are directly inserted into the buffer.

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Style or fashion.
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Origin of mode

  • Middle English tune from Latin modus manner, tune Sense 2, French from Old French fashion, manner from Latin modus med- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin modus (“measure, due measure, rhythm, melody")
    From Wiktionary
  • From French mode.
    From Wiktionary