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English definition of “mode”
› [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 → See Note average