modal


mod·al

adjective \ˈmō-dəl\

Definition of MODAL

1
:  of or relating to modality in logic
2
:  containing provisions as to the mode of procedure or the manner of taking effect —used of a contract or legacy
3
:  of or relating to a musical mode
4
:  of or relating to structure as opposed to substance
5
:  of, relating to, or constituting a grammatical form or category characteristically indicating predication of an action or state in some manner other than as a simple fact
6
:  of or relating to a statistical mode
mod·al·ly \-dəl-ē\ adverb

Origin of MODAL

Medieval Latin modalis, from Latin modus
First Known Use: 1569

Other Logic Terms

a posteriori, connotation, corollary, inference, mutually exclusive, paradox, postulate, syllogism

Rhymes with MODAL

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