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real mode

An operating mode of Intel 80x86 processors. The opposite of protected mode.

Real Mode

An operational state in Intel CPU chips starting with the 286 in 1982. It makes the CPU function like the original 16-bit Intel 8086/8088 chip, which was limited to 1MB of memory. DOS applications running native (not under Windows) run in Real Mode. See Protected Mode and Virtual 8086 Mode.
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* draws no graph when in complex mode (the TI-84 draws the same graph as in real mode);
Before proceeding, I want to establish a technical basis for evaluating linguistic "degree of creativity." The highest degree of creativity (in all the arts) is too often assumed to correspond to the virtual mode, a false idea deriving from the Romantic notion of the individualized artist-genius working alone; in fact his position is always at least virtually social, and the real mode may be more creative, or even less social-possibilities pertaining particularly to the world of Sufi poetry.
This fine book ends with the bonus of a critique of those post-modernists who have seized too eagerly on Mikhail Bakhtin's claim that the "carnivalesque" is the real mode of the Russian writers, superior to satire.
Camels used to be a real mode of transportation in Cyprus and here you can have a go yourself.
Real Mode. Windows ME removed "Real Mode" legacy code, which was the older environment in which MS-DOS-based programs ran.
The second method - constitutive of fiction - is characterized by a shifting of point of view through what I have called a gesture of recentering (Possible Worlds 21-30): the speaker pretends to be a member of the foreign world and describes it in the real mode. Through this recentering, the speaker undergoes a change of identity, the change marking the distinction between author and narrator.
The term real mode simply means that the processor acts as if it were an 8088 microprocessor.