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"mode" in British English

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modenoun

uk   /məʊd/  us   /moʊd/
(Definition of mode from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mode" in American English

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modenoun [C]

 us   /moʊd/
  • mode noun [C] (WAY)

a way of operating, living, or behaving: Good teachers get their students into a learning mode. Each department has its own mode of operation.
  • mode noun [C] (MUSIC)

music an arrangement of half steps and whole steps (= differences in sound) in an octave (= series of eight notes)
  • mode noun [C] (NUMBER)

mathematics the number or value that appears the most often in a particular set of numbers or values
(Definition of mode from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mode" in Business English

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modenoun

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of mode from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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