Mode vs Instrument - What's the difference?

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Mode is a related term of instrument.

As nouns the difference between mode and instrument

is that mode is fashion, trend while instrument is .



(wikipedia mode)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) mode, from (etyl)


(en noun)
  • (music) One of several ancient scales, one of which corresponds to the modern major scale and one to the natural minor scale
  • A particular means of accomplishing something.
  • What was the mode of entry?
  • * 1855 , Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society (volume 9, page 205)
  • An effectual and unexpensive mode of Protecting Wall-Trees from Spring-Frosts.
  • (statistics) The most frequently occurring value in a distribution
  • (mathematics, physics) A state of a system that is represented by an eigenfunction of that system.
  • (computing) One of various related sets of rules for processing data.
  • In insert mode , characters typed are directly inserted into the buffer
  • (grammar) A verb form that depends on how its containing clause relates to the speaker’s or writer’s wish, intent, or assertion about reality.
  • Derived terms
    * (music) Aeolian mode, Dorian mode, Ionian mode, Locrian mode, Lydian mode, Mixolydian mode, Phrygian mode * (grammar) imperative mode, indicative mode, infinitive mode, subjunctive mode * (computing) immediate mode, protected mode, real mode, retained mode * collective mode * dual mode * soft mode
    * (grammar) mood, grammatical mood
    * (grammar) See also

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • Style or fashion.
  • See also

    * bimodal distribution * median * mean * modal


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    (en noun)
  • A device used to produce music.
  • The violinist was a master of her instrument .
  • A means or agency for achieving an effect.
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  • A measuring or displaying device.
  • The instrument detected an increase in radioactivity.
  • A tool, implement used for manipulation or measurement.
  • The dentist set down his tray of instruments'''.'' The scientist recorded the temperature with a thermometer but wished he had a more accurate ' instrument ."
  • (legal) A legal document, such as a contract, deed, trust, mortgage, power, indenture, or will.
  • A bond indenture is the instrument that gives a bond its value.
    Negotiable instruments are the foundation of the debt markets.
  • (figuratively) A person used as a mere tool for achieving a goal.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Or useful serving man and instrument , / To any sovereign state.
  • * Dryden
  • The bold are but the instruments of the wise.


    * See also

    Derived terms

    * blunt instrument * debt instrument * derivative instrument * financial instrument * instrumentation * instrumental * instrumentive * measuring instrument * musical instrument * negotiable instrument * writing instrument


    (en verb)
  • To apply measuring devices.
  • To devise, conceive, cook up, plan.
  • To perform upon an instrument; to prepare for an instrument.
  • a sonata instrumented for orchestra


    * (to apply measuring devices) measure, supervise * * (to perform on an instrument) play * (to prepare for an instrument) arrange

    See also

    * instrumental


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