Mode is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.
- (countable) A mode is a specific way of doing something.
- The study combines two different research modes: oral history and written history.
- The machine is in warm-up mode right now.
- A modern city offers many different modes of transport from bicycle lanes to high speed trains.
- Modern medicine must be seen as part of the capitalist mode of production.
- There is a difference in English between casual and formal modes of speech.
- (countable) A mode is a fashion or style.
- She was always dressed in the latest mode.
- (countable) A mode is a specific type or form of something.
- Heat is a mode of energy transfer, like work, not a substance or other seawater property.
- (countable); (music) A mode is specific a kind scale.
- The Mixolydian mode is a good way for inducing a bluesey kind of mood.
- (countable); (statistics) The mode is the number that occurs most often in a group of numbers.
- In a normal distribution, with large sets, the mean, median and mode will typically be the same value.
- (countable); (grammar) A mode is specific a kind of clause that shows how the speaker feels about it. Modes show whether something is true, probably true, a wish, etc. Usually called mood.
- In Finnish, for example, the conditional mode is used both in the main clause and the subordinate.
- (countable); (geology) The mode of a rock is the different minerals in it.
- (countable); (physics) A mode is a specific pattern of wave movement.
- Under normal circumstances, there is no coupling between the two modes, which have different propagation constants.