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Mode appears in the following tongue twister:

  • To put a pipe in byte mode, type PIPE_TYPE_BYTE.
    (from the Visual C++ help file)

Mode appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Boredom a la mode, Rob?
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun mode:


Mode is sometimes a misspelling of mood.

The word mode and its family (modes) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun mode

What does mode mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: modes

  1. how something is done or how it happens
    • example: their nomadic mode of existence
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of mode: fashion / manner / style / way
    • more generic word: property = a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
    • more specific terms:
      • artistic style / idiom = the style of a particular artist or school or movement
      • drape = the manner in which fabric hangs or falls
      • fit = the manner in which something fits
      • form = a particular mode in which something is manifested
      • modus vivendi / life style / life-style / lifestyle = a manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes
      • setup = the way something is organized or arranged
      • signature / touch = a distinguishing style
      • wise = a way of doing or being
      • response = the manner in which an electrical or mechanical device responds to an input signal or a range of input signals
  2. a particular functioning condition or arrangement
    • example: switched from keyboard to voice mode
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: condition / status = a state at a particular time
  3. a classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility
    • lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
    • synonym of mode: modality
    • more generic term: logical relation = a relation between propositions
  4. verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
  5. any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave
  6. the most frequent value of a random variable


Mode a.k.a. Mode Records is an American contemporary classical music record label based in New York City, New York, whose primary focus is modern classical, avant-garde, and new music. Composers featured include John Cage, Morton Feldman, Iannis Xenakis, and Harry Partch. Performers include Aki Takahashi, Martine Joste, the Arditti Quartet and Motion Ensemble. The label also has a commitment to younger composers with releases featuring Jason Eckardt, Joshua Fineberg, and Lei Liang.


MODE is a musical group.

  • album: "Pillars of the Temple"


  1. "Mode" is a musical album of Starshooter.
    • released in (37 years ago)
  2. "MODE" is a musical album of TRIX.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  3. "Mode" is a musical single of Bingo Players.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  4. "Mode" is a musical EP of Sachiko Suzuki.
    • released on (23 years ago)
  5. "Mode" is a musical album of Kamp.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  6. "Mode" is a composition.


Mode a.k.a. Mode, Illinois: Mode is an unincorporated community in Holland Township, Shelby County, Illinois, United States. Mode is 5.5 miles west of Stewardson. Mode has a post office with ZIP code 62444. Mode is also the home of the Holland Township Building at RR 1 Box 171A, Mode, Illinois 62444.


  1. Mode: In the theory of Western music, mode generally refers to a type of scale, coupled with a set of characteristic melodic behaviours. This use, still the most common in recent years, reflects a tradition dating to the Middle Ages, itself inspired by the theory of ancient Greek music.
    • also known as Musical mode
  2. Mode: In user interface design, a mode is a distinct setting within a computer program or any physical machine interface, in which the same user input will produce perceived different results than it would in other settings. The best-known modal interface components are probably the Caps lock and Insert keys on the standard computer keyboard, both of which put the user's typing into a different mode after being pressed, then return it to the regular mode after being re-pressed.
  3. Mode: In literature, a mode is an employed method or approach, identifiable within a written work. As descriptive terms, form and genre are often used inaccurately instead of mode; for example, the pastoral mode is often mistakenly identified as a genre.
  4. MODE was a fashion magazine aimed towards plus-size women which launched in the spring of 1997. The magazine was praised for targeting the plus-size consumer with a Vogue-like fashion philosophy. MODE also helped to increase the growth of the plus-size industry and the caliber of plus-size clothing and advertising. In 1997, MODE was named the best new magazine launch by Ad Week and Advertising Age. MODE also ran model search competitions in conjunction with the Wilhelmina modeling agency, drawing entries from thousands of hopefuls from the US and Canada. Its circulation was approximately 600,000 at the time of its demise in late 2001.
  5. modE is a gene.
  6. modE is a genomic locus.
  7. Mode is an architectural style.

Phrases with Mode

  1. Mode-Locked
  2. God Mode
  3. a la mode
  4. a la mode
  5. Dual Mode
  6. Real mode
  7. Safe mode
  8. greek mode
  9. major mode
  10. minor mode
  11. Sleep mode
  12. church mode
  13. Cooked mode
  14. Dorian mode
  15. Flight mode
  16. Insert Mode
  17. Ionian mode
  18. Lydian mode
  19. Thread mode
  20. Aeolian mode

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Mode

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Google previewQuantitative Technique (2009)

by C Satya Devi

Mode means some thing practiced by majority.

Google previewIntroductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (2006)

by Joan Welkowitz, Barry H. Cohen, Robert B. Ewen

the mode is the score on the X -axis that has the highest bar over it. In a frequency...

The mode is a crude descriptive measure of location that ignores a substantial part of the data. Therefore ...

Google previewCorrect English (1919)

The indicative mode is that use of the verb by which an assertion is made, or a supposition is regarded as a fact, or a question is...

subject of the imperative mode is the personal pronoun of the second person, understood; as, “(You) go home.

Google previewStatistical Applications for Health Information Management (2006)

by Carol E. Osborn

Mode The mode is the simplest measure of central tendency.

Google previewNew Approaches and Concepts in Turbulence (1993)

by T. Dracos, A. Tsinober

The fast mode is the actual aggregation process in which larger clumps are formed from smaller ones. An even simpler example is the gas of hard spheres. Here the spheres propagate ballistically between instantaneous collisions, which ...

Google previewHistory by Numbers (2016)

An Introduction to Quantitative Approaches by Pat Hudson, Mina Ishizu

The mode is the most commonly occurring observation.

The advantage of the mode is that it represents the most common experience or occurrence but the disadvantage is that it takes no account...

Google previewPersonal Media and Everyday Life (2014)

A Networked Lifeworld by T. Rasmussen

The perception mode refers to information about where and when, one's own or other's location in time and space. Perception refers to the body of the agent. In this case, the person acquires information from media like the map, the compass, ...

Google previewFormal Methods for Industrial Applications (1996)

Specifying and Programming the Steam Boiler Control by Jean-Raymond Abrial, Egon Börger, Hans Langmaack

Degraded mode The degraded mode is the mode in which the program tries to maintain a satisfactory water level despite of the presence of failure of some physical unit. It is assumed however that the water level measuring unit in the ...

Google previewThe Assemblies (1867)

Containing the first twenty-six assemblies by al-Qāsim Ibn-ʻAlī al- Ḥarīrī

The second mode is that you should masb both ...

Google previewSmart Cards, Tokens, Security and Applications (2007)

by Dr. Keith Mayes, Konstantinos Markantonakis

Active mode means also to update several ten- or hundred thousand of (U)SIM cards in a certain time frame.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Scales and Modes for Electric Bass (2011)

by Dana Roth

Mixolydian Mode............. 56 Dorian Mode..................... 63 Lydian Mode..................... 70 Phrygian ...

Google previewFiber Optics Standard Dictionary (2013)

by Martin H. Weik

mode attenuation N = 2T*a*(n,” - n”)/X” where a is the fiber radius (one-half the core diameter), ni and n2 are the refractive indices of the core and cladding, and X is the wavelength of the lightwave launched into the fiber by the source, not ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (2013)

by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu

mode. The idea that language learning objectives are to be defined in terms of the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing is well established in foreign language pedagogy. Whether it is well founded is a different matter.

Google previewDictionary of Analytical Reagents on CD-ROM (1995)

by Ruzicka

The options in this menu allow you change the display of the structure on the screen File Edit Draw Template Text QueryDef Structure Drawing (Query Mode) - DAR Dispjay Dot atoms Search Utilities Help (UnH Show VPA Show Hydrogens ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Quotations in Cognitive Science (2000)

A Treasury of Quotations in Psychology, Philosophy, and Artificial Intelligence by Morton Wagman

and its mode is metonymic. The selective (or associative) process manifests itself in similarity (one word or concept being "like" ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry (2010)

The CO 2 stretching mode is not sensitive to these effects and neither the laboratory nor the interstellar spectra show much variation upon warm up. However, the stretching mode of the 13 C isotope of solid CO 2 does show these effects, and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1976)

Volume 3 - Ballistics Calculations to Box-Jenkins Approach to Time Series Analysis and Forecasting by Jack Belzer, Albert G. Holzman, Allen Kent

Satellite mode 2. Nonintelligcnt terminals a. Interactive mode b. Remote batch mode The intelligent terminals are computers which have limited computing power and which can be programmed for certain bank functions.

Google previewThe Deleuze Dictionary Revised Edition (2010)

by Adrian Parr

Instead of slotting everything into polarised fields of the norm and its antithesis, Deleuze and Guattari encourage us to remove the poles of organisation but maintain a mode of articulation. They advise that in seeking to make ourselves a BwO, ...

Google previewDictionary of Acronyms and Technical Abbreviations (2001)

For Information and Communication Technologies and Related Areas by J. Vlietstra

Against Internet Defamation An Analytical Information Management System Absolute Assembly Language Asynchronous transfer mode Adaption Layer ATM Adaptation Layer (ATM = Asynchronous Transfer Mode) Automated Assembly Line ...

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Quotes about Mode

The iconoclastic mode, that specific mode of language, there is an element of it that it is punk - that is confrontational. That's just a part of the language of jazz - at a certain point. (Matthew Shipp)
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Scrabble value of M3O1D2E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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