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modality

[ moh-dal-i-tee ]
/ moʊˈdæl ɪ ti /
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noun, plural mo·dal·i·ties.

the quality or state of being modal.
an attribute or circumstance that denotes mode or manner.
Also called mode. Logic. the classification of propositions according to whether they are contingently true or false, possible, impossible, or necessary.
Medicine/Medical. the application of a therapeutic agent, usually a physical therapeutic agent.
one of the primary forms of sensation, as vision or touch.

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Origin of modality

From the Medieval Latin word modālitās, dating back to 1610–20. See modal, -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM modality

mul·ti·mo·dal·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for modality

modality
/ (məʊˈdælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the condition of being modal
a quality, attribute, or circumstance that denotes mode, mood, or manner
logic the property of a statement of being classified under one of the concepts studied by modal logic, esp necessity or possibility
any physical or electrical therapeutic method or agency
any of the five senses
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Medical definitions for modality

modality
[ mō-dălĭ-tē ]

n.

A therapeutic method or agent, such as surgery, chemotherapy, or electrotherapy, that involves the physical treatment of a disorder.
Any of the various types of sensation, such as vision or hearing.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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