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mode

noun uk   /məʊd/ us    /moʊd/

mode noun (WAY)

C1 [C] formal a way of operating, living, or behaving: Each department in the company has its own mode of operation. Railways are the most important mode of transport for the economy. Switch your phone to silent mode.
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mode noun (MATHEMATICS)

[C] specialized mathematics the number or value that appears most often in a particular set

mode noun (FASHION)

be the mode formal (especially of clothes) to be fashionable at a particular time: Miniskirts were very much the mode in the 60s.
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