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an efficient mode of production
Email is becoming an increasingly popular mode of communication.
in manual/automatic mode
Don't ask me anything about work because I'm in holiday mode.
a novel written in the mode of a detective story
He had no intention of changing his mode of attire.
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the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …
a group of tourists, travelling by coach
a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …
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Definition of mode from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.