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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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Positive declarative DMs are more acceptable to a greater percentage of the population than negated or inverted double modals are.
1 did not change any modals in the combinations, whereas two others in 1.
Experimental Modal Analysis of Engine Combination Structure
In order to carry out experimental modal analysis, the pulse hammer excitation method was adopted under the condition of free suspension state to individually hang engine block, crankshaft, cylinder head and their combination structures with elastic rope (Yasuda et al.
Table 1: Frequency Count of Modals in the Texts Modal PB 4.
Table 2: Deontic Modals by Sub-category in the Texts Modal Raila Kibaki Desirability 8 3 Obligation 4 14 Permission 0 3 Total 12 20 Source: Authors' Analysis (2014)
Before proceeding, it is helpful to briefly describe the range of meanings the modals can express.
Yablo's so-called cancelation theory is inspired by an analogous problem with deontic modals addressed by David Lewis: issuing commands shrink or expand Lewis' sphere of permissibility.
In order to describe the interaction between modals and voice it is necessary to outline the modal system of Estonian.
Most modals can be paraphrased by other lexical units.
2) I am interested in the structure of the modal component of modal facts, i.
Divers ha sostenido que el agnostico modal puede afirmar gran parte de las cosas que el realista modal cree estar legitimado a afirmar.