AskDefine | Define modal

Dictionary Definition

modal adj
1 relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution; "the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30" [syn: modal(a), average]
2 of or relating to a musical mode; especially written in an ecclesiastical mode
3 relating to or expressing the mood of a verb; "modal auxiliary"

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

From modal.

Adjective

  1. of, or relating to a mode
  2. of, relating to, or describing the mood of a clause
  3. of, relating to, or composed in the moods of medieval ecclesiastical music
  4. of, or relating to modality
  5. requiring immediate user interaction (often used as modal dialog or modal window)

Translations

of, relating to, or describing the mood of a clause

French

Etymology

From modalis, from modus.

Adjective

modal

Extensive Definition

Modal may refer to:

See also

modal in German: Modal
modal in French: Modal
modal in Portuguese: Modal
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