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Modality

Modality

WordNet



noun


(1)   A method of therapy that involves physical or electrical therapeutic treatment
(2)   A particular sense
(3)   Verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
(4)   A classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility
Wiktonary



Noun



  1. the state of being modal
  2. the classification of propositions on the basis on whether they claim possibility, impossibility, contingency or necessity; mode
  3. the inflection of a verb that shows how its action is conceived by the speaker; mood
  4. any method of therapy that involves therapeutic treatment
  5. any of the senses (such as sight or taste)
  6. a particular way in which the information is to be encoded for presentation to humans, i.e. to the type of sign and to the status of reality ascribed to or claimed by a sign, text or genre
  7. the organization and structure of the church, as distinct from sodality or parachurch organizations
  8. the subject concerning certain diatonic scales known as musical modes
  9. a concept in Anthony Giddens structuration theory