Definitions for: Modality

[n] a method of therapy that involves physical or electrical therapeutic treatment
[n] a particular sense
[n] verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
[n] a classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility

Webster (1913) Definition: Mo*dal"i*ty, n. [Cf. F. modalit['e].]
1. The quality or state of being modal.

2. (Logic & Metaph.) A modal relation or quality; a mode or
point of view under which an object presents itself to the
mind. According to Kant, the quality of propositions, as
assertory, problematical, or apodeictic.

Synonyms: mode, mood, sense modality, sensory system

See Also: audition, auditory modality, auditory sense, common mood, declarative, declarative mood, diathermy, fact mood, grammatical relation, gustation, gustatory modality, hearing, imperative, imperative mood, indicative, indicative mood, interrogative, interrogative mood, jussive mood, logical relation, massage, olfaction, olfactory modality, optative, optative mood, physiatrics, physical therapy, physiotherapy, sensation, sense, sense of hearing, sense of smell, sense of taste, sensory faculty, sentience, sentiency, sight, smell, somatosense, subjunctive, subjunctive mood, taste, treatment, vision, visual modality, visual sense

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