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Modal

Modal

WordNet



adjective


(1)   Relating to or expressing the mood of a verb
"Modal auxiliary"
(2)   Of or relating to a musical mode; especially written in an ecclesiastical mode

noun


(3)   An auxiliary verb (such as `can' or `will') that is used to express modality
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Etymology


From < ; see mode. Compare to French, Spanish and Portuguese and Italian .

Adjective



  1. of, or relating to a mode or modus
  2. of, relating to, or describing the mood of a clause
  3. of, relating to, or composed in the musical modi by which an octave is divided, associated with emotional moods in Ancient - and in medieval ecclesiastical music
  4. of, or relating to the modality between the prepositions
  5. relating to the statistical mode.
  6. requiring immediate user interaction (often used as modal dialog or modal window)

Related terms

Noun



  1. A modal proposition
  2. A modal form, notably a modal auxiliary.