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noun mode pronunciation in British English /məʊd/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a particular way of doing something
    mode of: an efficient mode of production
    Email is becoming an increasingly popular mode of communication.
  2. 2
    [countable] one of a series of ways that a machine can be made to work
    in manual/automatic mode
  3. 3
    [singular/uncountable] informal a particular way of behaving or feeling, or a way of behaving or feeling that is suitable for a particular situation or person
    in...mode: Don’t ask me anything about work because I’m in holiday mode.
  4. 4
    [countable] [usually singular] formal a particular fashion or style of art, literature, clothes etc
    mode of: a novel written in the mode of a detective story
    He had no intention of changing his mode of attire.

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