(noun, adjective)


1. relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution

- the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30

Similar word(s): normal, average

2. of or relating to a musical mode; especially written in an ecclesiastical mode

3. relating to or expressing the mood of a verb

- modal auxiliary


1. an auxiliary verb (such as `can' or `will') that is used to express modality

Definition categories: communication