What is mode?

  • (noun): A particular functioning condition or arrangement.
    Example: "Switched from keyboard to voice mode"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Mode (etymology from Latin modus: "manner, tune, measure, due measure, rhythm, melody") may mean:

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Beta Distribution - Properties - Geometry of The Probability Distribution Function - Inflection Points
... symmetric for α = β and skewed otherwise), with two inflection points, equidistant from the mode as follows left of the mode at right of the mode at The distribution is unimodal ... inflection point, located to the left of the mode, at There are no inflection points in the remaining (symmetric and skewed) regions U-shaped upside-down-U-shaped, reverse-J-shaped ... β = 1, α = 2, and β = 2 because at these values the beta distribution change from 2 modes, to 1 mode to no mode ...
Unimodality - Unimodal Probability Distribution - Mode, Median and Mean
... For a unimodal distribution the following bounds are known and are sharp where μ,ν and θ is the mean, median and mode respectively. ...
Mode - Popular Culture
... Mode Records, a record label MODE Magazine, a now out-of-print US women's fashion magazine created specifically to feature fashions over a US size 14 with a Vogue magazine-like creative ...
Wario's Woods - Gameplay - Additional Modes
... In addition to the main single-player mode, Wario's Woods offers two play modes a time attack mode, where single-players complete a number of levels as fast as possible and a competitive two-player ... The Super NES version gives players the option to play this multiplayer mode against computer-controlled players of increasing difficulty, while the NES ...
... Later versions allowed graphics mode programs to be loaded as well, but only run in full screen mode ... it was a quasi-GUI shell that ran in real mode on top of DOS ... However, in either case, it ran in real mode rather than protected mode, meaning that a misbehaving program could still crash the system ...

More definitions of "mode":

  • (noun): A classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility.
    Synonyms: modality
  • (noun): The most frequent value of a random variable.
    Synonyms: modal value
  • (noun): Verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker.
    Synonyms: mood, modality
  • (noun): Any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave.
    Synonyms: musical mode
  • (noun): How something is done or how it happens.
    Example: "Their nomadic mode of existence"
    Synonyms: manner, style, way, fashion

Famous quotes containing the word mode:

    Sight is the least sensual of all the senses. And we strain ourselves to see, see, see—everything, everything through the eye, in one mode of objective curiosity.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    I have no scheme about it,—no designs on men at all; and, if I had, my mode would be to tempt them with the fruit, and not with the manure. To what end do I lead a simple life at all, pray? That I may teach others to simplify their lives?—and so all our lives be simplified merely, like an algebraic formula? Or not, rather, that I may make use of the ground I have cleared, to live more worthily and profitably?
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The method of scientific investigation is nothing but the expression of the necessary mode of working of the human mind. It is simply the mode in which all phenomena are reasoned about, rendered precise and exact.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)