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modal

(mōd′l) [L. modus, mode]
1. Pert. to, or characteristic of, a mode.
2. In statistics, pert. to the most frequent, common, or typical measure of the variables being investigated.
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A species of Synodus differentiated from its congeners by the following combination of characters: dorsal-fin rays 11-12; anal-fin rays 11; total caudal rays 40-42; dorsal segmented caudal rays 9; ventral segmented caudal rays 9-10; dorsal procurrent caudal rays 11-12; ventral procurrent caudal rays 9-10; pelvic-fin rays 8; pectoral-fin rays 11-13; total vertebrae 49-52, modally 50; pored lateral-line scales 49-52, modally 51; median predorsal scales 16 or 17; scale rows on cheek 6-8; HL 15.
Structures and textures are mostly massive, modally layered (25% of localities), mottled (15%), and foliated (10%), with massive and mottled rocks similar to those in the Lower Marginal Zone.
In modally interpreted sentences the semantics and functions of the tulema-verb (or rather those of the related construction) are similar to contemporary language--the tulema-construction is used to convey necessity and obligation modality, e.
Sanctuary seeks here to spill us modally into a rape that it thus (un)depicts.
There is a clear modal analogue of four-dimensionalism, on which objects are modally extended and their transworld identity is a matter of having distinct modal parts located in different possible worlds.
The fundamental policy objective of the transport sector therefore is to establish an efficient, modally complementary and integrated transport system.
2 is again modal, but is less modally ambiguous than Study no.
After establishing the viability of the geometric position, Belot turns to whether the necessitarian approach (both nomic and geometric) should be considered 'supergrounded' in virtue of not depending upon modally tainted properties and relations.
These elements of the causal explanation are modally separable.
This remobilization was likely caused by devitrification of the groundmass because zircon is modally insignificant, and not the principal host of these elements based on the lack of correlation of radioactive trace elements with Zr (see Dupuy and Dostal1983).
Soldiers given CPNB had significantly less average pain and less pain 'right now' when compared to the soldiers without CPNB This may mean there is a benefit to treating pain multi- modally, versus with morphine alone as merely a symptom of injury.
As I have mentioned, Hintikka interprets plenitude modally.