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mode / mōd/ • n. 1. a way or manner in which something occurs or is experienced, expressed, or done: his preferred mode of travel was a kayak differences between language modes, namely speech and writing. ∎  an option allowing a change in the method of operation of a device, esp. a camera: a camcorder in automatic mode. ∎  Comput. 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 & Gram. another term for mood2 . 2. a fashion or style in clothes, art, literature, etc.: in the Seventies, the mode for activewear took hold. 3. Statistics the value that occurs most frequently in a given set of data. 4. Mus. a set of musical notes forming a scale and from which melodies and harmonies are constructed. 5. (in full mode beige) a drab or light gray color.

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Mode

One of the measures of central tendency in statistics.

In statistics, the mode is a descriptive number that indicates the most frequently occurring score or scores in a group of numbers. Along with the mean and the median , the mode constitutes the grouping of descriptive statistics known as measures of central tendency. Although the mode is the easiest of the measures of central tendency to determine, it is the least used because it gives only a crude estimate of typical scores.

See also Median; Mean

Further Reading

Peavy, J. Virgil. Descriptive Statistics: Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services/Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, 1981.

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124-125-128-129-129-130-130-130-130-131-133-133-133

The mode is 130.

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mode
A. † tune, melody XIV; † mood in grammar and logic XVI; (mus.) form of scale; manner (spec. in philos.) XVII;

B. fashion XVII. In A — L. modus measure, size, manner, method, tune, f. IE. *mod- *med-; see METE. In B — F. mode fem. (with change of gender) — L. modus.
Hence modish (-ISH1) XVII. So modiste dressmaker. XIX. — F.

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mode
1. A term used in many contexts concerning the operation and use of a computer system. For example: conversational mode refers to interactive computer use; interpretive mode refers to a way of executing a language; there are addressing modes in instruction descriptions.

2. See measures of location.

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mode, in statistics, an infrequently used type of average. In a group of numbers the mode is the number occurring most frequently. In the group 1, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 9, 9, the mode is 6 because it occurs four times and the others only once or twice.

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mode
1. The percentage by volume of each of the minerals which make up an igneous rock. Occasionally the term is also applied to metamorphic rocks.

2. In statistics, the average as defined by the most frequently occurring value in a data set.

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mode (mohd) n. (in statistics) the observation (or group of observations when these occur as a continuous quantitative variable) that occurs most often in a series of observations. Compare mean.

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mode In statistics, a measure of central tendency. It is computed by determining the item that occurs most frequently in a data set. See also mean; median

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mode, in grammar: see mood.

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