noun \ˈmōd\

Definition of MODE

a :  an arrangement of the eight diatonic notes or tones of an octave according to one of several fixed schemes of their intervals
b :  a rhythmical scheme (as in 13th and 14th century music)
:  2mood 2
[Late Latin modus, from Latin]
a :  2mood 1
b :  the modal form of the assertion or denial of a logical proposition
a :  a particular form or variety of something <flying and other modes of transport>
b :  a form or manner of expression :  style
:  a possible, customary, or preferred way of doing something <explained in the usual solemn mode>
a :  a manifestation, form, or arrangement of being; specifically :  a particular form or manifestation of an underlying substance
b :  a particular functioning arrangement or condition :  status <a computer operating in parallel mode>
a :  the most frequent value of a set of data
b :  a value of a random variable for which a function of probabilities defined on it achieves a relative maximum
:  any of various stationary vibration patterns of which an elastic body or oscillatory system is capable <the vibration mode of an airplane propeller blade> <the vibrational modes of a molecule>

Origin of MODE

Middle English moede, from Latin modus measure, manner, musical mode — more at mete
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with MODE



Definition of MODE

:  a prevailing fashion or style (as of dress or behavior)

Origin of MODE

French, from Latin modus
First Known Use: 1642
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a noisy boisterous band or parade
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