Definitions for "Modal"
A modal auxiliary.
A helping verb (not conjugated) that shows ability (can, could); permission or possibility (may, might); determination, promise, or intention (shall, should; will, would); obligation (ought); or necessity (must).
Having to do with necessity and possibility.
Keywords:  diatonic, mode, harmony, chord, mood
Of or pertaining to a mode or mood; consisting in mode or form only; relating to form; having the form without the essence or reality.
Indicating, or pertaining to, some mode of conceiving existence, or of expressing thought, such as the modes of possibility or obligation.
Pertaining to or denoting mood.
Modal is essentially a variety of rayon. It is made from beech trees and is about 50% more water-absorbent than cotton. Modal is a registered trademark of Lenzing AG. Modal fabric will not pill, liek cotton, and is resistant to shrinkage and fading. It is extremely smooth and soft. Modal can be ironed.
Modal is a bio-based fiber made by spinning reconstituted cellulose from beech trees. It is about 50% more hygroscopic, or water-absorbent, per unit volume than cotton is. It is designed to dye just like cotton, and is color-fast when washed in warm water.
Statistical term - meaning the value at which an absolute or maximum occurs in the frequency distribution of the variate.
Of, relating to, or constituting a grammatical form or category characteristically indicating prediction of an action or state in some manner other than as is a simple fact.
The modal value is simply the most often occurring value or set of values in a given distribution of values or set of values. Compare it to the median value which has half of the distribution above it and half below it. The average or mean value is the sum of the values divided by the number of values. The average can be seriously skewed by a few very large or very small values. So, the modal haplotype is just the most frequently occurring haplotype in a set of haplotypes. (This definition is from John T. Nichols, May 2003, [email protected]; permission granted.)
Keywords:  dialog, jargon, till, pointer, gui
in a computer's graphical user interface (GUI), a panel or window that takes over the user interface, blocking all other interaction till it is satisfied by a user action ( language=American technical jargon)
When a child window is created as "modal" none of the other windows which are part of the same application can be selected until the modal window closes. This can be useful for dialog boxes to which the user must respond before any other part of the application is used/run.
A form (or dialog box) that keeps the focus until it is closed.
Keywords:  autocast, spell
Autocast spell
A state where the user must supply specific information before continuing operation of the application.
(as contrasted to modeless modal form requires you to finish with it before you can access other forms or the main menu (within the same application).
In Application Composer, if the parent page "A" invokes a child page "B" as a modal page, then the user must close page "B" before he can continue to process page "A". Other pages, including page "A", are disabled until the used has finished processing page "B". Contrast: amodal.
A DialogBox that requires a response before you can interact with other components in an application.
The period in which a premium is paid (i.e., Monthly, Semi-Annual, Quarterly and Annual)
A generic category of manufactured fibers that have a greater ability to retain their shape when wet as well as a high breaking strength.
Keywords:  helping, word
a helping word