1a way or manner in which something occurs or is experienced, expressed, or done:his preferred mode of travel was a kayak an option allowing a change in the method of operation of a device, especially a camera:a camcorder in automatic mode Computing a way of operating or using a system:some computers provide several so-called processor modes Physics any of the distinct kinds or patterns of vibration of an oscillating system. Logic the character of a modal proposition (whether necessary, contingent, possible, or impossible). Logic
& Grammaranother term for mood2.
2a fashion or style in clothes, art, literature, etc.:in the Seventies the mode for active wear took hold 3 Statistics the value that occurs most frequently in a given set of data.
4 Music a set of musical notes forming a scale and from which melodies and harmonies are constructed.