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Definition of "mode" []

  • A manner, way, or method of doing or acting: modern modes of travel. See Synonyms at method. (noun)
  • A particular form, variety, or manner: a mode of expression. (noun)
  • A given condition of functioning; a status: The spacecraft was in its recovery mode. (noun)
  • The current or customary fashion or style. See Synonyms at fashion. (noun)
  • Music Any of certain fixed arrangements of the diatonic tones of an octave, as the major and minor scales of Western music. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mode" in a sentence
  • "Something was said of the propriety of walling up the culprit alive, -- a mode of disposing of small family-matters somewhat _à la mode_ in those times."
  • "This mode of thinking is the _mode of re-creation_, of realization."
  • "Panasonic's iA (Intelligent Auto) mode is further advanced in the FX700 with the addition of Motion Deblur mode* by updating the motion detection (Intelligent ISO Control) and brightness control (Intelligent Exposure) to gain the highest shutter speed possible."