noun, plural mo·dal·i·ties.
- modacrylic fiber,
- modal auxiliary,
- modal logic,
- model t
Origin of modality
Examples from the Web for modality
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
Rank third, of existence, should not be occupied by modality, vi.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4|Plotinos (Plotinus)
Baumeister and Thomasius also recognise four forms of modality.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'|Norman Kemp Smith
For Ockham, says Hauréau, an idea was but a modality of the thinking subject.Science and Medieval Thought|Sir Thomas Clifford Allbutt
Rimbaud, when right, is so because he cannot be bothered to exist in any other modality.Instigations|Ezra Pound
noun plural -ties
1610s, from Old French modalité or directly from Medieval Latin modalitatem (nominative modalitas) "a being modal," from modalis (see modal). Related: Modalities.