• One of several ancient Greek scales.
  • One of several common scales in modern Western music, one of which corresponds to the modern major scale and one to the natural minor scale.
  • A particular means of accomplishing something.
  • A particular state of being, or frame of mind.
  • The most frequently occurring value in a distribution
  • A state of a system that is represented by an eigenfunction of that system.
  • One of various related sets of rules for processing data; more generally, any state of the system associated with certain behaviours.
  • A series of settings on a device used for a specific purpose.
  • A variation in gameplay, such as a difficulty level.
  • A verb form that depends on how its containing clause relates to the speaker’s or writer’s wish, intent, or assertion about reality.
  • That which exists only as a quality of substance.
  • In lace-making, a small decorative piece inserted into a pattern.
  • The openwork between the solid parts of a pattern.
  • A woman's mantle with a hood.
  • Style or fashion; popular trend.


  • From Old French mode (masculine), from Latin modus ("measure, due measure, rhythm, melody"). modus.
  • From French mode.

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