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mode
  • noun
    A way or manner in which something occurs or is experienced, expressed, or done. (his preferred mode of travel was a kayak)
    A fashion or style in clothes, art, literature, etc. (in the Seventies, the mode for activewear took hold)
    The value that occurs most frequently in a given set of data. (Figure 4 shows mean and standard error of the mode, or most common, vessel length for the series of apple rootstock and scion varieties.)
    A set of musical notes forming a scale and from which melodies and harmonies are constructed. (His musical language is spare in style, its melodies and harmonies based on old church modes and the pentatonic scales of Finnish folk-music.)

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