how to pronounce modality


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meanings of modality


  1. 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.
  2. The subject concerning certain diatonic scales known as musical modes.
  3. A method of diagnosis or therapy.
  4. The inflection of a verb that shows how its action is conceived by the speaker; mood.
  5. The organization and structure of the church, as distinct from sodality or parachurch organizations.
  6. Any of the senses (such as sight or taste).
  7. The way in which infrastructure and knowledge of how to use it give rise to a meaningful pattern of interaction (a concept in Anthony Giddens' structuration theory).
  8. The quality of being limited by a condition.
  9. The fact of being modal.
  10. The classification of propositions on the basis on whether they claim possibility, impossibility, contingency or necessity; mode.