mode - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun 

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/məʊd/
singularmode
pluralmodes
  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.