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modal auxiliary verb

A modal auxiliary verb, often simply called a modal verb or even just a modal, is used to change the meaning of other verbs (commonly known as main verbs) by expressing modality—that is, asserting (or denying) possibility, likelihood, ability, permission, obligation, or future intention.
Modal verbs are defined by their inability to conjugate for tense and the third person singular (i.e., they do not take an “-s” at the end when he, she, or it is the subject), and they cannot form infinitives, past participles, or present participles. All modal auxiliary verbs are followed by a main verb in its base form (the infinitive without to); they can never be followed by other modal verbs, lone auxiliary verbs, or nouns.
As with the primary auxiliary verbs, modal verbs can be used with not to create negative sentences, and they can all invert with the subject to create interrogative sentences.
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modal

1. Philosophy logic
a. qualifying or expressing a qualification of the truth of some statement, for example, as necessary or contingent
b. relating to analogous qualifications such as that of rules as obligatory or permissive
2. Metaphysics of or relating to the form of a thing as opposed to its attributes, substance, etc.

modal

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(Of an interface) Having modes. Modeless interfaces are generally considered to be superior because the user does not have to remember which mode he is in.

modal

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modal

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In MS Windows programming, A window with the label "WS_MODAL" will stay on the screen and claim all the user-input. Other windows can only be accessed if the MODAL window is closed. Such a window would typically be used for an error dialog box to warn the user for something important, like "Critical error, shut down the system and restart".

modal

Mode-oriented. A modal operation switches from one mode to another. Contrast with non-modal.
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Similarly, Bashir Ahmed, who was in jail since last five years said, he was behind the bars for doing nothing wrong and waiting for justice, however, he got justice from the modal court.
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where K are the number of modals in X, [S.sub.w] is scatter matrix of within transform modals, [z.sub.k,i] is the association of [x.sub.i] with transform modal k, and [m.sub.k] is the center of the kth transform modal.
Because both the above traditional modal classification and new modal classification are suitable for the whole modal space, they are also valid for the CM set {[[bar.[alpha]].sub.[xi]].
Thus, the number of flange joints and their stiffness influence the modal characteristics of launch vehicles.
Operational Modal Analysis is based on the measurement of structural modal responses only due to the action of ambient and operational forces.
Because informational states vary from person to person, an important question for the relativist to answer is "whose knowledge is relevant?" According to a basic version of relativism--call it speaker relativism--the truth of an epistemic modal claim depends upon what the speaker knows at the time of utterance.
Traditional combinations: CENTRAL MODAL CENTRAL MODAL MAY CAN MIGHT CAN WILL CAN Hybrid combinations: MARGINAL MODAL CENTRAL MODAL USED TO COULD SEMI MODAL CENTRAL MODAL WOULD LIKE TO COULD CENTRAL MODAL SEMI MODAL MIGHT WOULD LIKE TO Exotic combinations: CENTRAL MODAL CENTRAL MODAL CENTRAL MODAL WILL SHOULD CAN CENTRAL MODAL MARGINAL MODAL CENTRAL MODAL WILL NEED TO CAN Hundreds of Double Modal (DM) and Triple Modal (TM) combinations can be created and several types of semantic orderings (Battistella 1995: 31) are possible.