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mode


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ionic  \I*on"ic\,  a.  [L.  Ionicus  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  Ionia.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  Ionia  or  the  Ionians. 
 
  2.  (Arch.)  Pertaining  to  the  Ionic  order  of  architecture,  one 
  of  the  three  orders  invented  by  the  Greeks,  and  one  of  the 
  five  recognized  by  the  Italian  writers  of  the  sixteenth 
  century.  Its  distinguishing  feature  is  a  capital  with 
  spiral  volutes.  See  Illust.  of  {Capital}. 
 
  {Ionic  dialect}  (Gr.  Gram.),  a  dialect  of  the  Greek  language, 
  used  in  Ionia.  The  Homeric  poems  are  written  in  what  is 
  designated  old  Ionic,  as  distinguished  from  new  Ionic,  or 
  Attic,  the  dialect  of  all  cultivated  Greeks  in  the  period 
  of  Athenian  prosperity  and  glory. 
 
  {Ionic  foot}.  (Pros.)  See  {Ionic},  n.,  1. 
 
  {Ionic},  or  {Ionian},  {mode}  (Mus.),  an  ancient  mode, 
  supposed  to  correspond  with  the  modern  major  scale  of  C. 
 
 
  {Ionic  sect},  a  sect  of  philosophers  founded  by  Thales  of 
  Miletus,  in  Ionia.  Their  distinguishing  tenet  was  that 
  water  is  the  original  principle  of  all  things 
 
  {Ionic  type},  a  kind  of  heavy-faced  type  (as  that  of  the 
  following  line). 
 
  Note:  This  is  Nonpareil  Ionic. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mode  \Mode\,  n.  [L.  modus  a  measure,  due  or  proper  measure, 
  bound,  manner,  form  akin  to  E.  mete:  cf  F.  mode.  See 
  {Mete},  and  cf  {Commodious},  {Mood}  in  grammar,  {Modus}.] 
  1.  Manner  of  doing  or  being  method;  form  fashion;  custom; 
  way  style;  as  the  mode  of  speaking;  the  mode  of 
  dressing. 
 
  The  duty  of  itself  being  resolved  on  the  mode  of 
  doing  it  may  easily  be  found  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  A  table  richly  spread  in  regal  mode.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Prevailing  popular  custom;  fashion,  especially  in  the 
  phrase  the  mode. 
 
  The  easy,  apathetic  graces  of  a  man  of  the  mode. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  Variety;  gradation;  degree.  --Pope. 
 
  4.  (Metaph.)  Any  combination  of  qualities  or  relations, 
  considered  apart  from  the  substance  to  which  they  belong, 
  and  treated  as  entities;  more  generally,  condition,  or 
  state  of  being  manner  or  form  of  arrangement  or 
  manifestation;  form  as  opposed  to  {matter}. 
 
  Modes  I  call  such  complex  ideas,  which  however 
  compounded,  contain  not  in  them  the  supposition  of 
  subsisting  by  themselves,  but  are  considered  as 
  dependencies  on  or  affections  of  substances. 
  --Locke. 
 
  5.  (Logic)  The  form  in  which  the  proposition  connects  the 
  predicate  and  subject,  whether  by  simple,  contingent,  or 
  necessary  assertion;  the  form  of  the  syllogism,  as 
  determined  by  the  quantity  and  quality  of  the  constituent 
  proposition;  mood. 
 
  6.  (Gram.)  Same  as  {Mood}. 
 
  7.  (Mus.)  The  scale  as  affected  by  the  various  positions  in 
  it  of  the  minor  intervals;  as  the  Dorian  mode,  the  Ionic 
  mode,  etc.,  of  ancient  Greek  music. 
 
  Note:  In  modern  music,  only  the  major  and  the  minor  mode,  of 
  whatever  key,  are  recognized. 
 
  8.  A  kind  of  silk.  See  {Alamode},  n. 
 
  Syn:  Method;  manner.  See  {Method}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Potential  \Po*ten"tial\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  potentiel.  See  {Potency}.] 
  1.  Being  potent;  endowed  with  energy  adequate  to  a  result; 
  efficacious;  influential.  [Obs.]  ``And  hath  in  his  effect 
  a  voice  potential.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Existing  in  possibility,  not  in  actuality.  ``A  potential 
  hero.''  --Carlyle. 
 
  Potential  existence  means  merely  that  the  thing  may 
  be  at  ome  time;  actual  existence,  that  it  now  is 
  --Sir  W. 
  Hamilton. 
 
  {Potential  cautery}.  See  under  {Cautery}. 
 
  {Potential  energy}.  (Mech.)  See  the  Note  under  {Energy}. 
 
  {Potential  mood},  or  {mode}  (Gram.),  that  form  of  the  verb 
  which  is  used  to  express  possibility,  liberty,  power, 
  will  obligation,  or  necessity,  by  the  use  of  may  can, 
  must  might  could  would  or  should  as  I  may  go  he  can 
  write. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  mode 
  n  1:  a  manner  of  performance;  "a  manner  of  living";  "in  the 
  characteristic  New  York  style";  "a  way  of  life"  [syn:  {manner}, 
  {style},  {way},  {fashion}] 
  2:  a  classification  of  propositions  on  the  basis  of  whether 
  they  claim  necessity  or  possibility  or  impossibility  [syn: 
  {modality}] 
  3:  verb  inflections  that  express  how  the  action  or  state  is 
  conceived  by  the  speaker  [syn:  {mood},  {modality}] 
  4:  any  of  various  fixed  orders  of  the  various  diatonic  notes 
  within  an  octave  [syn:  {musical  mode}] 
  5:  the  most  frequent  value  of  a  random  variable 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  mode  n.  [common]  A  general  state,  usually  used  with  an 
  adjective  describing  the  state.  Use  of  the  word  `mode'  rather  than 
  `state'  implies  that  the  state  is  extended  over  time,  and  probably  also 
  that  some  activity  characteristic  of  that  state  is  being  carried  out  "No 
  time  to  hack;  I'm  in  thesis  mode."  In  its  jargon  sense  `mode'  is  most 
  often  attributed  to  people,  though  it  is  sometimes  applied  to  programs 
  and  inanimate  objects.  In  particular,  see  {hack  mode},  {day  mode},  {night 
  mode},  {demo  mode},  {fireworks  mode},  and  {yoyo  mode};  also  {talk  mode}. 
 
  One  also  often  hears  the  verbs  `enable'  and  `disable'  used  in 
  connection  with  jargon  modes.  Thus  for  example,  a  sillier  way  of 
  saying  "I'm  going  to  crash"  is  "I'm  going  to  enable  crash  mode  now". 
  One  might  also  hear  a  request  to  "disable  flame  mode,  please". 
 
  In  a  usage  much  closer  to  techspeak  a  mode  is  a  special  state  that 
  certain  user  interfaces  must  pass  into  in  order  to  perform  certain 
  functions.  For  example,  in  order  to  insert  characters  into  a  document 
  in  the  Unix  editor  `vi',  one  must  type  the  i"  key,  which  invokes  the 
  Insert"  command.  The  effect  of  this  command  is  to  put  vi  into  "insert 
  mode",  in  which  typing  the  i"  key  has  a  quite  different  effect  (to 
  wit,  it  inserts  an  i"  into  the  document).  One  must  then  hit  another 
  special  key,  "ESC",  in  order  to  leave  "insert  mode".  Nowadays,  modeful 
  interfaces  are  generally  considered  {losing}  but  survive  in  quite  a  few 
  widely  used  tools  built  in  less  enlightened  times. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Mode 
 
  An  {object-oriented  language}. 
 
  ["The  Programming  Language  Mode:  Language  Definition  and  User 
  Guide",  J.  Vihavainen  C-1987-50,  U  Helsinki,  1987]. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-10-21) 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  mode 
 
  1.  A  general  state,  usually  used  with  an  adjective  describing 
  the  state.  Use  of  the  word  mode"  rather  than  state"  implies 
  that  the  state  is  extended  over  time,  and  probably  also  that 
  some  activity  characteristic  of  that  state  is  being  carried 
  out  "No  time  to  hack;  I'm  in  thesis  mode." 
 
  In  its  jargon  sense  mode"  is  most  often  attributed  to 
  people,  though  it  is  sometimes  applied  to  programs  and 
  inanimate  objects.  In  particular,  see  {hack  mode},  {day 
  mode},  {night  mode},  {demo  mode},  {fireworks  mode},  and  {yoyo 
  mode};  also  {chat}. 
 
  2.  More  technically,  a  mode  is  a  special  state  that  certain 
  user  interfaces  must  pass  into  in  order  to  perform  certain 
  functions.  For  example,  in  order  to  insert  characters  into  a 
  document  in  the  Unix  editor  "vi",  one  must  type  the  i"  key, 
  which  invokes  the  Insert"  command.  The  effect  of  this 
  command  is  to  put  vi  into  "insert  mode",  in  which  typing  the 
  i"  key  has  a  quite  different  effect  (to  wit,  it  inserts  an 
  i"  into  the  document).  One  must  then  hit  another  special 
  key,  "ESC",  in  order  to  leave  "insert  mode".  Nowadays, 
  modeful  interfaces  are  generally  considered  {losing}  but 
  survive  in  quite  a  few  widely  used  tools  built  in  less 
  enlightened  times. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-12-22) 
 
 




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