[ UK /mˈə‍ʊdə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈmoʊdəɫ/ ]
  1. relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution
    the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30
  2. of or relating to a musical mode; especially written in an ecclesiastical mode
  3. relating to or expressing the mood of a verb
    modal auxiliary
  1. an auxiliary verb (such as `can' or `will') that is used to express modality
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How To Use modal In A Sentence

  • The principle of the itinerary engine is simple: from a departure address and an arrival address, or from longitude/latitude coordinates, Maporama International's servers calculate an optimized itinerary, respecting several constraints: the shortest or the more rapid itinerary, a pedestrian or car itinerary, a multimodal itinerary… Internet News: Travel Archives
  • What is the modality of a person's relationship to others in the group?
  • We conclude that similar compositional bimodality among eruptive products of intracontinental volcanoes in volcanic fields may be the rule, rather than the exception.
  • The principle of piezoelectric modal sensor is introduced and the formulas of calculating modal respondence by measured piezoelectric outputs are gained.
  • Although not in a significant proportion, seeds produced by selfing often show a bimodal weight distribution, with about one-quarter of seeds lighter than others (data not shown).
  • He told the meeting: ‘It would be unbelievably crass to introduce a system without any other element of modal shift.’
  • The logic of assertoric sentences (Łukasiewicz also considered its modal extension) has the following form. Lvov-Warsaw School
  • The major modalities in electrosurgery are electrodesiccation, fulguration, electrocoagulation, and electrosection.
  • Go deeper into your walk and experience a bimodal tidal movement, flowing first in one direction and then another. The Bushman Way of Tracking God
  • Here, the character Ms. Kudrow plays is far from sympathetic—she's psychotherapist Fiona Wallice, a charlatan, and a remorseless, self-obsessed one, busy peddling what she's fond of describing as her new "treatment modality. Therapy as Shock Treatment
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