"modes" in the noun sense
1. manner, mode, style, way, fashion
how something is done or how it happens
"her dignified manner"
"his rapid manner of talking"
"their nomadic mode of existence"
"in the characteristic New York style"
"a lonely way of life"
"in an abrasive fashion"
a particular functioning condition or arrangement
"switched from keyboard to voice mode"
3. modality, mode
a classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility
4. mood, mode, modality
verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
5. mode, musical mode
any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave
6. mode, modal value
the most frequent value of a random variable
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