1 a classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility [syn: mode]
2 verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker [syn: mood, mode]
4 a method of therapy that involves physical or electrical therapeutic treatment
- the state of being modal
- the classification of propositions on the basis on whether they claim possibility, impossibility, contingency or necessity; mode
- the inflection of a verb that shows how its action is conceived by the speaker; mood
- any method of therapy that involves therapeutic treatment
- any of the senses (such as sight or taste)
- a particular way in which the information is to be encoded for presentation to humans, i.e. to the type of sign and to the status of reality ascribed to or claimed by a sign, text or genre
- the organization and structure of the church, as distinct from sodality or parachurch organizations
- the subject concerning certain diatonic scales known as musical modes
- a concept in Anthony Giddens structuration theory
state of being modal
- Portuguese: modalidade
- Romanian: modalitate
classification of propositions; mode
- Portuguese: modalidade
Modality can refer to:
- The basis of legal argumentation in United States constitutional law.
- Modality (theology), the organization and structure of the church, as distinct from sodality or parachurch organizations.
- In music, the subject concerning certain diatonic scales known as musical modes (e.g., Ionian).
- In sociology, modality is a concept in Anthony Giddens structuration theory.
- Modality (semiotics), the types of sign and the extent to which any set of signs is real or unreal.
- Linguistic modality, the subject concerning so-called modal auxiliary verbs like can, must, and should, that are customarily used to modify the meaning of other verbs, to express possibility (and impossibility, necessity, contingency, etc.), permissibility (and obligation, proscription, etc.), probability (and improbability, etc.). A distinction can be made with grammatical mood.
- Sensory modality, a type of physical phenomenon that can be sensed, such as temperature and sound
- In cognitive neuroscience, a condition in which the stimulation of one sensory modality gives rise to an experience in another modality.
- In psychotherapy, a method of therapeutic approach.
- In medical imaging, any of the various types of equipment or probes used to acquire images of the body, such as radiography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging.
Science and Technology:
- Transportation modality
- modal logic, a form of logic which distinguishes between (logically) "necessary truths" and "contingent truths". Related topics are possibility, impossibility, actuality, and related predicates.
- modality (human-computer interaction), a path of communication between the human and the computer, such as vision or touch.
- In computer science and particularly computer vision, the type of input. That is, black-and-white, color and infrared are three different modalities for the acquisition of an image.
modality in German: Modalität
modality in French: Modalité
modality in Dutch: Modaliteit
modality in Russian: Модальность
modality in Finnish: Modaliteetti
modality in Swedish: Modalitet
modality in Ukrainian: Модальність
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