Definition of Modality

1. Noun. A classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility.

Exact synonyms: Mode
Generic synonyms: Logical Relation



2. Noun. Verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker.

3. Noun. A particular sense.

4. Noun. A method of therapy that involves physical or electrical therapeutic treatment.
Generic synonyms: Intervention, Treatment
Specialized synonyms: Diathermy
Group relationships: Physiatrics, Physical Therapy, Physiotherapy

Definition of Modality

1. n. The quality or state of being modal.

Definition of Modality

1. Noun. the state of being modal ¹

2. Noun. (logic) the classification of propositions on the basis on whether they claim possibility, impossibility, contingency or necessity; mode ¹

3. Noun. (linguistics) the inflection of a verb that shows how its action is conceived by the speaker; mood ¹

4. Noun. (medicine) any method of therapy that involves therapeutic treatment ¹

5. Noun. any of the senses (such as sight or taste) ¹

6. Noun. (semiotics) 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 ¹

7. Noun. (theology) the organization and structure of the church, as distinct from sodality or parachurch organizations ¹

8. Noun. (music) the subject concerning certain diatonic scales known as musical modes ¹

9. Noun. (sociology) a concept in Anthony Giddens structuration theory ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Modality

1. the state of being modal [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Modality

1. A method of treatment. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Modality

modal logic
modal scale
modal stacking
modal value
modal verb
modal verbs
modalise
modalised
modalises
modalising
modalism
modalisms
modalist
modalists
modalities
modality (current term)
modally
modals
modaraba
modarabas
modchip
modchips
moddable
modded
modder
modderite
modders
modding
mode
mode-locked

Literary usage of Modality

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Kant's Kritik of Judgment by Immanuel Kant (1892)
"FOURTH MOMENT OF THE JUDGMENT OF TASTE, ACCORDING TO THE modality OF THE SATISFACTION IN ... What the modality in a judgment of taste is I can say of every ..."

2. Knowledge and Reality: A Criticism of Mr. F. H. Bradley's "Principles of Logic" by Bernard Bosanquet (1885)
"I believe that it would be worth considering whether every idea that comes before the mind is not really in some modality, a 'modality varying with the ..."

3. The Principles of Logic by Francis Herbert Bradley (1883)
"I. modality is not an alluring theme. • I should be glad to plead the ... modality may be supposed to affect the assertion in its formal character, ..."

4. Logic: Or, The Science of Inference. A Systematic View of the Principles of by Joseph Devey (1854)
"Twofold Doctrine of modality. The question of the different degrees of belief by ... There is no doubt a quasi species of modality which only concerns the ..."

5. Logic: Or, The Science of Inference. A Systematic View of the Principles of by Joseph Devey (1854)
"Twofold Doctrine of modality. The question of the different degrees of belief by ... There is no doubt a quasi species of modality which only concerns the ..."

6. The Logic of chance: An Essay on the Foundations and Province of the Theory by John Venn (1876)
"OY THE CONCEPTION AND TREATMENT OF modality. § 1. ... It must be remarked at the outset that the sense in which modality and modal propositions have been at ..."

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