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Definition of the noun modality
What does modality mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: modalities
- a classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility
- verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
- lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
- synonyms of modality: mode / mood
- more generic term: grammatical relation = a linguistic relation established by grammar
- more specific terms:
- declarative mood / indicative mood / common mood / declarative / indicative / fact mood = a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact
- subjunctive mood / subjunctive = a mood that represents an act or state (not as a fact but) as contingent or possible
- optative mood / optative = a mood (as in Greek or Sanskrit) that expresses a wish or hope
- imperative form / imperative mood / jussive mood / imperative = a mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior
- interrogative mood / interrogative = some linguists consider interrogative sentences to constitute a mood
- a particular sense
- lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
- synonyms of modality: sense modality / sensory system
- more generic terms: sensation / sense / sensory faculty / sentience / sentiency = the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
- more specific terms:
- visual modality / visual sense / vision / sight = the ability to see
- somatosense = any of the sensory systems that mediate sensations of pressure and tickle and warmth and cold and vibration and limb position and limb movement and pain
- auditory modality / sense of hearing / auditory sense / audition / hearing = the ability to hear
- gustatory modality / sense of taste / gustation / taste = the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth
- olfactory modality / sense of smell / olfaction / smell = the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
- a method of therapy that involves physical or electrical therapeutic treatment
- lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
- more generic words: intervention / treatment = care provided to improve a situation
- more specific word: diathermy = a method of physical therapy that involves generating local heat in body tissues by high-frequency electromagnetic currents
- part of: physiatrics / physical therapy / physiotherapy = therapy that uses physical agents: exercise and massage and other modalities
Alternative definition of the noun modality
- the state of being modal
- [logic] the classification of propositions on the basis on whether they claim possibility, impossibility, contingency or necessity; mode
- [linguistics] the inflection of a verb that shows how its action is conceived by the speaker; mood
- [medicine] any method of therapy that involves therapeutic treatment
- any of the senses (such as sight or taste)
- [semiotics] a particular way in which the information is to be encoded for presentation to humans, i.e. to the type of sign and to the status of reality ascribed to or claimed by a sign, text or genre
- [theology] the organization and structure of the church, as distinct from sodality or parachurch organizations
- [music] the subject concerning certain diatonic scales known as musical modes
- [sociology] a concept in Anthony Giddens structuration theory
"Modality" is a book by Joseph Melia.
- Modality: In semiotics, a modality is a particular way in which information is to be encoded for presentation to humans, i.e. to the type of sign and to the status of reality ascribed to or claimed by a sign, text or genre. It is more closely associated with the semiotics of Charles Peirce than Ferdinand de Saussure because meaning is conceived as an effect of a set of signs. In the Peircean model, a reference is made to an object when the sign is interpreted recursively by another sign, a conception of meaning that does in fact imply a classification of sign types.
- Modality: In human-computer interaction, a modality is the general class of: a sense through which the human can receive the output of the computer a sensor or device through which the computer can receive the input from the human In less formal terms, a modality is a path of communication between the human and the computer. When multiple modalities are available for some tasks or parts of tasks, the system is said to have overlapping modalities.
- Modality in Protestant and Catholic Christian theology, is the structure and organization of the local or universal church. In Catholic theology, the modality is the universal Catholic church. In Protestant theology, the modality is variously described as either the universal church or the local church.
- Modality is a non-fiction book by the semanticist Paul Portner. The book, first published by the Oxford University Press in 2009, lays out the basic problems in linguistic modality and some of the standard approaches to solving them.
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Modality
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by Thomas Stolz
Introduction Linguistic modality is a vast and complex field in the study of language which has led to the proposal of numerous definitions and uses of...
Representing Time (2009)
An Essay on Temporality as Modality by Katarzyna Jaszczolt
While propositional modality refers to speaker's judgement concerning the proposition, event modality refers to speaker's...
Reference and Interpretation in Black Folk Narrative by Laura C. Jarmon
Modality refers to communicative process, humor refers to attitude, and both modality and humor represent an individual's disposition to view things as being more relative than absolute. Modality is the discourse concept representing the ...
PAKDD 2012 International Workshops: DMHM, GeoDoc, 3Clust, and DSDM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 29 -- June 1, 2012, Revised Selected Papers by Takashi Washio, Jun Luo
Modality is a key facet in medical image retrieval, as a user is likely interested in only one of e.g. radiology images, flowcharts, and pathology photos.
Introduction Imaging modality is an important aspect of the image for medical retrieval .
With Quotations and References; for the Use of Students by William Fleming, Charles Porterfield Krauth
MODALITY is the term employed to denote the most general points of view under which the different objects of thought present themselves to our mind. Now all that we think of we think of as possible, or contingent, or impossible, or necessary .
Encyclopedia of Imaging (2008)
by Albert L. Baert
Each imaging modality provides specific types of information regarding the morphology, physiology, metabolism, molecular composition, or molecular pathways within biological tissue, and provides that information on a certain spatial and ...
by David HERMAN, Manfred JAHN, Marie-Laure RYAN
The term 'modality' refers to the judgements of belief and obligation that speakers and writers attach to utterances. It covers those expressions which relate to the * truth (or otherwise) of what is being uttered and to the proposition, situation, ...
by Karen Tracy, Cornelia Ilie, Todd Sandel
A further distinction between epistemic and deontic modality concerns the nature of what it is that the speaker qualifies when modalizing an utterance. In other words, a distinction can be drawn between what is said and how it is said.
Language Typology and Syntactic Description: Volume 3, Grammatical Categories and the Lexicon (2007)
by Timothy Shopen
but epistemic modality, the degree of certainty of the event as a whole.
A Dictionary of Stylistics (2014)
by Katie Wales
Ü modality; modal verb (1) Modality as used in logic, SEMANTICS and GRAMMAR is concerned with speakers« ATTITUDES and STANCE towards the PROPOSITIONS they express. It is essentially a subjective and qualifying process: judging ...
by Bas Aarts, Sylvia Chalker, Edmund Weiner
modality 252 modal adverb (or modal adverbial, modal adjunct): an *adverb, * adverbial, or *adjunct that expresses modal meaning, such as a speaker's judgement about a *proposition, e.g. arguably, possibly, probably, maybe, surely, ...
by Michael Pearce
Modality A term used to describe a speaker or writer's attitude towards a) ...
by Amy Wenzel
Central Techniques Bridging Simply put, bridging is a strategy whereby the therapist skillfully and nonconfrontationally helps a client segue from one modality to another. Employed by many experienced therapists, bridging can readily be ...
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- Modality Meaning
Video shows what modality means. the fact of being modal. the classification of propositions on the basis on whether they claim possibility, impossibility, ...
- Composition and Modality: The Evolution of Meaning
This video was a collaborative project in English 605 at Purdue University Calumet. The task was to convince a hypothetical audience of parents that their ...
- The Grammar of Situated Modality: An Exploration of Meaning and Affect
The female body through a lens of fashion.
- Modality of input and vocabulary acquisition
Modality of input and vocabulary acquisition using multimedia. 1. Video, audio, and caption 2. Video and audio 3. Video and caption.
- Syntax - The Function of the Verb, Part III - Mood and Modality
In this final E-Lecture of the series functional aspects of the verb, Prof. Handke discusses the notions of mood and modality. He exemplifies the rudimentary ...
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Quotes about Modality
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Scrabble value of M3O1D2A1L1I1T1Y4
The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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