Modally



[mohd-l] /ˈmoʊd l/

adjective
1.
of or relating to mode, manner, or form.
2.
Music.

3.
Also, single modal. Transportation. pertaining to or suitable for transportation involving only one form of a carrier, as truck, rail, or ship.
Compare (def 3), .
4.
Grammar. noting or pertaining to mood.
5.
Philosophy. pertaining to a mode of a thing, as distinguished from one of its basic attributes or from its substance or matter.
6.
Logic. exhibiting or expressing some phase of modality.
noun
7.
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/ˈməʊdəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of mode or manner
2.
(grammar) (of a verb form or auxiliary verb) expressing a distinction of mood, such as that between possibility and actuality. The modal auxiliaries in English include can, could, may, must, need, ought, shall, should, will, and would
3.
(philosophy, logic)

4.
(metaphysics) of or relating to the form of a thing as opposed to its attributes, substance, etc
5.
(music) of or relating to a mode
6.
of or relating to a statistical mode
adj.

1560s, term in logic, from Middle French modal and directly from Medieval Latin modalis “of or pertaining to a mode,” from Latin modus “measure, manner, mode” (see mode (n.1)). Musical sense is from 1590s.

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