privileged mode


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privileged mode

[′priv·ə·lijd ‚mōd]
(computer science)

privileged mode

An operational state of software that has the highest priority. Also called the "supervisor mode" or "supervisor state," it is typically the mode in which the operating system runs, because it has access to all the resources in the computer. See privilege.
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I think the major challenge is shifting universities away from the assumption that presence is the privileged mode, that to be on campus is the only way in which students are able to experience real, authentic higher education.
The task of a painter is to liberate something without imposing it because, if he imposes it, he has freed something, but not a person." Together, the installations in the Pero space established a measured structure and rhythm that contributed to something greater: The exhibition was a container for an all-encompassing experience, one that prioritized the visual without ignoring the uneasiness, drama, and impermanence that accompanies this privileged mode of perception.
Another ordinary conception is that which comes since Greek philosophy, according to which 'Present' is a privileged mode of time; Aristotle account of time is a perfect example of this; for him, time is a succession of 'nows' (Cf.
The book's introduction 'Poetry versus Materialism' signals its argument that the verse of Donne and Herbert was significant as a laden and privileged mode of religious discourse, one with an articulate self-consciousness about the processes and frustrations of religious verse.