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Etymology

From Middle French modal.

Adjective

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Positive
modal

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. of, or relating to a mode
  2. (grammar) of, relating to, or describing the mood of a clause
  3. (music) of, relating to, or composed in the moods of medieval ecclesiastical music
  4. (logic) of, or relating to modality
  5. (computer science) requiring immediate user interaction (often used as modal dialog or modal window)

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Noun

Singular
modal

Plural
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modal ({{{1}}})
  1. A modal auxiliary.

French

Etymology

From Mediaeval Latin modalis, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] modus.

Adjective

modal

  1. modal

Noun

modal m. (plural modaux)

  1. modal verb

Spanish

Adjective

modal m. and f. (plural modales)

  1. modal

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