mixed mode

noun

1
music : a church mode whose ambitus covers the combined range of an authentic mode and its related plagal mode
2
Lockeanism : a mode (as beauty) resulting from the combination of simple ideas of different kinds
contrasted with simple mode

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1924, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mixed mode was circa 1924

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“Mixed mode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mixed%20mode. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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