complex mode

noun

: a mode that according to the philosophy of the 17th century English philosopher John Locke results from the combination of simple ideas of several kinds (as beauty, gratitude)
contrasted with simple mode
compare mode entry 1 sense 6

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“Complex mode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/complex%20mode. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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