- pertaining to mode, as distinguished from key.
- based on a scale other than major or minor.
OTHER WORDS FROM modalmod·al·ly, adverbnon·mod·al, adjectivenon·mod·al·ly, adverb
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How to use modal in a sentence
Many higher-end models offer modal connections, with wireless, USB, and traditional wired options.Level-up your PC audio experience with the best desktop speakers|Tony Ware|August 19, 2021|Popular-Science
Instead, Apple should make this message clickable, which opens a modal to learn more about this issue.Apple AirTags UX teardown: The trade-off between privacy and user experience|Annie Siebert|June 17, 2021|TechCrunch
Pichai also mentioned Google’s focus on developing multi-modal models that can understand information across text, images, audio and video.Google’s LaMDA will enable open-ended voice conversations|George Nguyen|May 19, 2021|Search Engine Land
Columbia’s jersey sheets are made from super-soft 100 percent modal jersey with Omni-wick, moisture-wicking technology to keep you dry yet insulated.Best sheets: Choose the right bed linens for a good night’s sleep|Carsen Joenk|December 18, 2020|Popular-Science
These elements usually include forms, buttons, navigations, dropdowns, alerts, modals, tabs, accordions, carousels, tooltips, and so on.
Again, modal propositions cannot be reduced to the common form by joining the modality to the predicate, and turning, e.g.Analysis of Mr. Mill's System of Logic|William Stebbing
Dupliciter is always modal; in two different manners, with double purpose; bifariam is local, in two places, or two parts.Dderlein's Hand-book of Latin Synonymes|Ludwig Dderlein
I cant take that; it would not even cover my outlay— Ta buleh-lah tuan, ta pulang modal sahaya.A Manual of the Malay language|William Edward Maxwell
Others are modal in character, such as 'What shall we do with the drunken sailor?'The Shanty Book, Part I, Sailor Shanties|Richard Runciman Terry
The present sample is not adequate to indicate extreme or modal dates with reasonable accuracy.The Breeding Birds of Kansas|Richard F. Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for modal
- qualifying or expressing a qualification of the truth of some statement, for example, as necessary or contingent
- relating to analogous qualifications such as that of rules as obligatory or permissive