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modal meaning and definition

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MODAL noun

Definition of modal (noun)

  1. an auxiliary verb (such as `can' or `will') that is used to express modality

MODAL adjective

Definition of modal (adjective)

  1. relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution
    • "the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30"
    • synonyms: average
  2. of or relating to a musical mode; especially written in an ecclesiastical mode
  3. relating to or expressing the mood of a verb
    • "modal auxiliary"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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