HyperDic: modality

English > 4 senses of the word modality:
NOUNrelationmodality, modea classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility
relationmodality, mood, modeverb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
cognitionmodality, sense modality, sensory systema particular sense
actmodalitya method of therapy that involves physical or electrical therapeutic treatment
modality > pronunciation
Soundsmahdae'lahtiy
Rhymesability ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy...
English > modality: 4 senses > noun 1, relation
MeaningA classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility.
Synonymmode
Broaderlogical relationA relation between propositions
English > modality: 4 senses > noun 2, relation
MeaningVerb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker.
Synonymsmood, mode
Narrowerimperative mood, imperative, jussive mood, imperative formA mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior
indicative mood, indicative, declarative mood, declarative, common mood, fact moodA mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact
interrogative mood, interrogativeSome linguists consider interrogative sentences to constitute a mood
optative mood, optativeA mood (as in Greek or Sanskrit) that expresses a wish or hope / hope
subjunctive mood, subjunctiveA mood that represents an act or state (not as a fact but) as contingent or possible
Broadergrammatical relationA linguistic relation established by grammar
Spanishmodo
Catalanmode
Adjectivesmodalrelating to or expressing the mood of a verb
English > modality: 4 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA particular sense.
Synonymssense modality, sensory system
Narrowerhearing, audition, auditory sense, sense of hearing, auditory modalityThe ability to hear
sight, vision, visual sense, visual modalityThe ability to see
smell, sense of smell, olfaction, olfactory modalityThe faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
somatosenseAny of the sensory systems that mediate sensations of pressure and tickle and warmth and cold and vibration and limb position and limb movement and pain
taste, gustation, sense of taste, gustatory modalityThe faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth
Broadersense, sensation, sentience, sentiency, sensory facultyThe faculty through which the external world is apprehended
Adjectivescross-modalrelating to different sense modalities
English > modality: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningA method of therapy that involves physical or electrical therapeutic treatment.
Part ofphysical therapy, physiotherapy, physiatricstherapy that uses physical agents
NarrowerdiathermyA method of physical therapy that involves generating local heat in body tissues by high-frequency electromagnetic currents
Broadertreatment, interventioncare provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)

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