Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “mode”

mode

noun
 
 
/məʊd/
[C] a way of doing something: mode of transportation/locomotion/production The bicycle is still a crucial mode of transportation within Beijing. Fax was our main mode of communication until email came along.
[C or U] one of several ways that a machine or device operates: Do you leave your computer in standby mode overnight? New electro-hydraulic brakes include the usual automatic and manual modes.
[U] a person's or organization's condition or way of behaving at a particular time, because of the situation they are in: in emergency/crisis mode When you are managing a business in crisis mode, you have to take tough decisions.in attack/defensive mode If stakeholders are seen as adversaries, this puts the organization in defensive mode. growth/expansion mode
[S] the number or value which appears most often in a particular set: The survey results are based on calculation of the mode for each question. → Compare average noun, mean noun, median noun
(Definition of mode from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of mode?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “mode”

Definitions of “mode” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

maiden

a girl or young woman

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More