from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having, or employing multiple modes

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a number of modes: said of a frequency curve which does not correspond to the probability curve and which has several maxima. See mode, 11.
  • Concerning, pertaining to, or illustrative of multimodalism.


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  • To save money, the military has also tested what it calls "multimodal" transport, which means transporting heavy supplies by cargo ship to ports in the Middle East, then flying shipments onward to Afghanistan on cargo planes.

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  • Through their TIGER grants program, it is spending $1.5 billion on improving "multimodal" transportation, including bicycling infrastructure in major cities.

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  • Designed to meet the requirements of modern transport, particularly such "multimodal" transport as container or "roll on-roll off" traffic by trailers and ferries.

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  • I’m volunteering for something called a multimodal access project, which will involve biking all over the place noting the quality of bike/ped trails, trail entry points, etc.

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  • Consultants will display the results of their study of varied, or "multimodal," transportation possibilities. | news

  • Using the MagnetoEncephaloGraphic (MEG) scanner at the York Neuroimaging Centre to test responses in the region, the researchers found that the posterior superior temporal sulcus responds so strongly to a face plus a voice that it clearly has a 'multimodal' rather than an exclusively visual function.

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  • Experts have said for long that 'multimodal' interfaces can help overcome barriers such as illiteracy.

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  • I am recommending that there is no need to use, for example, the word "multimodal" in a sentence when you can use a word or description that can be more easily understood.


  • The participants also preferred that development be limited to "infill within existing city limits" and projects in which the homes are clustered by design; that the county work to maintain separations between existing communities as opposed to permitting them to merge together; and that the county focus its efforts on preservation of open spaces, creation of trails networks, and providing "multimodal" transportation systems, which include buses, cars and trails.

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  • New "multimodal" capabilities should expand the company's overall user base, by opening the door for new partnerships to be formed and functionality to be built.

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