Definitions

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  • adj. Not modal; not having separate modes in which user input has different effects.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Measureless.

Etymologies

mode +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I believe in modeless software, search should always be search, nothing more nothing less.

    Scripting News for 12/15/2006 « Scripting News Annex

  • In the new BBEdit, the search windows for both Find and Multi-File Search are modeless, meaning you can move freely back and forth between an open document and the search window, without closing the latter.

    Reseller News

  • For when you are at the computer, a good note-taking program should be “pop-up” or “modeless,” which means that you can immediately call it up, usually with one keystroke, without switching away from the Web page you are viewing or the document you are working on.

    What Was I Thinking?

  • So you do have to wonder whether this is just a modeless giving without --

    CNN Transcript Aug 11, 2008

  • In this modeless mode of contemplation, the permanent distinction of the Persons, viewed as separate, is lost.

    Light, Life, and Love : selections from the German mystics of the middle ages

  • Observe, moreover, that when the spirit has passed out of itself in the way described above, there shines forth out of the Unity a simple light, and this modeless light streams out from the three Persons into the purity of the spirit.

    The Life of Blessed Henry Suso by Himself.

  • It is in this modeless where that the highest bliss is to be found.

    The Life of Blessed Henry Suso by Himself.

  • And it finds that it has now become, strictly speaking, another, and something quite different, from what it till then understood itself to be according to its previous light; as St. Paul has said, "I live, but not I" (Gal.ii. 20); and in this manner it is unclothed and simplified in the modeless simplicity of the Divine essence, which makes its light to shine into all things in simplicity and stillness.

    The Life of Blessed Henry Suso by Himself.

  • In this simple and modeless contemplation the spirit takes no note of the permanent distinction of the Persons, viewed as separate.

    The Life of Blessed Henry Suso by Himself.

  • To this he answered, that no words can tell the way in which these persons are taken up into the modeless abyss of the divine essence.

    The Life of Blessed Henry Suso by Himself.

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