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Meaning of “mode” in the English Dictionary

"mode" in British English

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modenoun

uk   /məʊd/  us   /moʊd/
  • mode noun (WAY)

C1 [C or U] formal a way of ​operating, ​living, or ​behaving: Each ​department in the ​company has ​its own mode ofoperation. Railways are an ​important mode oftransport for the ​economy. Switch ​yourphone to silent mode.

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(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 ​theirstudents into a ​learning mode. Each ​department has ​its own mode of ​operation.
  • mode noun [C] (MUSIC)

music an ​arrangement of ​halfsteps and ​wholesteps (= ​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 ​deviceoperates: 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 ​surveyresults 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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