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modalnoun [C]

uk   /ˈməʊ.dəl/  us   /ˈmoʊ.dəl/ (also modal verb) specialized
B1 a ​verb, such as "can", "might", and "must", that is used with another ​verb to ​express an ​idea such as ​possibility that is not ​expressed by the ​mainverb of a ​sentence: The first ​verb in the ​followingsentence is a modal: We ought to ​pay the ​gasbill.

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modaladjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈməʊdəl/
used to describe the ​number or ​value which appears most often in a particular set: There are ​rates of 5, 10, 20, 40 and 70%, the modal ​rate being 10%.
(Definition of modal from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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