“way in which anything is done,” 1640s, from Latin modus (plural modi), literally “a measure, extent, quantity; manner” (see mode (n.1)). Especially in modus operandi and modus vivendi.
- Modus ponens
/ˈməʊdəs ˈpəʊˌnɛnz/ noun 1. (logic) the principle that whenever a conditional statement and its antecedent are given to be true its consequent may be validly inferred, as in if it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium and it’s Tuesday so this must be Belgium
- Modus tollens
/ˈməʊdəs ˈtɒlˌɛnz/ noun 1. (logic) the principle that whenever a conditional statement and the negation of its consequent are given to be true, the negation of its antecedent may be validly inferred, as in if it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium and this isn’t Belgium so it’s not Tuesday
[moh-duh s vi-ven-dee, -dahy] /ˈmoʊ dəs vɪˈvɛn di, -daɪ/ noun, plural modi vivendi [moh-dee vi-ven-dee, moh-dahy vi-ven-dahy] /ˈmoʊ di vɪˈvɛn di, ˈmoʊ daɪ vɪˈvɛn daɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. manner of living; way of life; lifestyle. 2. a temporary arrangement between persons or parties pending a settlement of matters in debate. /ˈməʊdəs vɪˈvɛndiː; -ˈvɛndaɪ/ noun (pl) […]
[moh] /moʊ/ noun 1. a male given name, form of or .