- appearance, form, or disposition taken by a thing, or by one of its essential properties or attributes.
- (in the philosophy of Spinoza) one of the nonessential qualifications of God, contingent upon other modes.Compare attribute (def. 9).
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I cried for about an hour when we officially decided to change the date, but then I went into re-planning mode and felt a sense of relief.How to turn down a wedding invitation during the coronavirus pandemic|Brooke Henderson|August 23, 2020|Fortune
You may be in crisis mode at the moment, but that is not a place you can stay forever.SEO in the second half of 2020: Five search opportunities to act on now|Jim Yu|August 17, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Oakland, California-based Mighty Buildings came out of stealth mode, to the tune of $30 million in venture capital funding.These Sleek Houses Are 3D Printed, and They Fit in Your Backyard|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|August 13, 2020|Singularity Hub
Hearing your angry words, aggressive tone, and raised voice, and seeing your furrowed brow, the onboard computer goes into “soothe” mode, as it’s been programmed to do when it detects that you’re angry.Cars Will Soon Be Able to Sense and React to Your Emotions|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|July 29, 2020|Singularity Hub
An example of this is comparing data from your various modes of advertising.10 Reasons why marketers use data to make budgeting decisions|Kimberly Grimms|July 28, 2020|Search Engine Watch
If Hugh Jackman is totally heterosexual, his mode is a confusing—and not in a good, rad way—butch-camp.
Why did it feel important to you to have Rick shift into this mode where he can readily access his brutality?
Belfort, not knowing they were time-release ludes, pops loads of them, and when they kick in, he enters “cerebral palsy” mode.Why Leonardo DiCaprio, Who Wows in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ Deserves to (Finally) Win An Oscar|Marlow Stern|February 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was through these explorations that he began capturing himself, just not in “selfie” mode.Photographer Kyle Thompson Elevates the ‘Selfie’ to Self-Portraiture|Justin Jones|December 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After completing the campaign, an “Extinction” mode opens up.‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ Review: The Juggernaut Franchise Might Be Drying Up|Alec Kubas-Meyer|November 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It will not be easy to imagine any third mode materially different, which could rationally be proposed.The Federalist Papers|Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
But it is precisely here that the peculiarity of St. John's mode of thought comes in.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Revelation|William Milligan
The mode in which he escaped will show you his perfect self-possession.
But his mode of living was by no means puritanical, and Haddon was kept up in its traditional lavish style.Nooks and Corners of Old England|Allan Fea
One mode of persuasion their ingenuity has suggested, which it may, perhaps, be less easy to resist.The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 6|Samuel Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for mode
- any of the various scales of notes within one octave, esp any of the twelve natural diatonic scales taken in ascending order used in plainsong, folk song, and art music until 1600
- (in the music of classical Greece) any of the descending diatonic scales from which the liturgical modes evolved
- either of the two main scale systems in music since 1600major mode; minor mode
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In statistics, the most frequently appearing value in a set of numbers or data points. In the numbers 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 4, 9, 6, 8, and 6, the mode is 6, because it appears more often than any of the other figures. (See average; compare mean and median.)