from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a mode.
- adj. Grammar Of, relating to, or expressing the mood of a verb.
- adj. Music Of, relating to, characteristic of, or composed in any of the modes typical of medieval church music.
- adj. Philosophy Of or relating to mode without referring to substance.
- adj. Logic Expressing or characterized by modality.
- adj. Statistics Of or relating to a statistical mode or modes.
- n. See modal auxiliary.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of, or relating to a mode or modus
- adj. of, relating to, or describing the mood of a clause
- adj. of, relating to, or composed in the musical modi by which an octave is divided, associated with emotional moods in Ancient - and in medieval ecclesiastical music
- adj. of, or relating to the modality between propositions
- adj. relating to the statistical mode.
- adj. Having separate modes in which user input has different effects.
- adj. requiring immediate user interaction (often used as modal dialog or modal window)
- adj. Relating to the form of a thing rather to any of its attributes
- n. A modal proposition
- n. A modal form, notably a modal auxiliary.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a mode or mood; consisting in mode or form only; relating to form; having the form without the essence or reality.
- adj. Indicating, or pertaining to, some mode of conceiving existence, or of expressing thought, such as the modes of possibility or obligation.
- adj. Pertaining to or denoting mood.
- n. A modal auxiliary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or affected by a mode; relating to the mode or manner, and not to the substance.
- Of or pertaining to a grammatical mode.
- n. A modal proposition.
- Of or pertaining to or having the numerical value of a statistical mode.
- In petrography, in the quantitative system of classification of igneous rocks (see rock), relating to the mode.
- Of or pertaining to the mode of a curve. See mode, 11.
- In mathematics, most frequently occurring.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution
- adj. relating to or expressing the mood of a verb
- adj. of or relating to a musical mode; especially written in an ecclesiastical mode
- n. an auxiliary verb (such as `can' or `will') that is used to express modality
According to the modal analogue, a cat or a person or a table would be a ˜transworld individual™ with ˜modal parts™ in different possible worlds, and not wholly present in any of them.)
Hence the term modal jazz, which is used to describe the music on "Kind of Blue."
I agree with you and deeply disagree with what you call modal realism, because I do not believe that mathematical objects and systems exist, in anything like the same meaning of existence that the physical universe exists.
This is a perfectly objective fact, and it has a certain modal force (if the particles had moved away from each other, the forces would have fallen off with the square of the distance between them).
He favored a style of musical collaboration he called modal improvisation.
This new style of playing became known as modal jazz, in reference to the modal scales that musicians used for these extended jams over a tonal center.
Many of those are working in modal epistemology, one of Kant’s main projects.
The structure of dispositions described by Mumford (2004) and Psillos's (2003) idea of nomological structure are cognate to the idea of modal structure.
Bub suggests that a number of traditional interpretations of quantum theory can be characterized as modal interpretations if the existence of a preferred observable is allowed.
You cannot call a modal that exists in another page from the current page.