Medieval vs Modal - What's the difference?

medieval | modal |

As adjectives the difference between medieval and modal

is that medieval is of or relating to the middle ages, the period from about 500 to about 1500 while modal is of, or relating to a mode or modus.

As nouns the difference between medieval and modal

is that medieval is someone living in the middle ages while modal is (logic) a modal proposition.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



Alternative forms

* mediaeval, (used for archaizing effect although non-contemporary), medireview (autocorrected misspelling)


(en adjective)
  • Of or relating to the Middle Ages, the period from about 500 to about 1500.
  • Having characteristics associated with the Middle Ages.
  • Archaic.
  • Brutal.
  • *
  • *
  • Derived terms

    * medievaldom * medievalism * medievalist * medievalize * medireview


    (en noun)
  • Someone living in the Middle Ages.
  • A medieval example (of something aforementioned or understood from context).
  • * Thank God for modern remedies, the medievals were often useless or even harmful.
  • modal



    (en adjective)
  • of, or relating to a mode or modus
  • (grammar) of, relating to, or describing the mood of a clause
  • (grammar) modal verb
  • *
  • Using the same type of distributional criterion, we could argue that only a Verb (in its base form) can occur in the position marked — in (23) below to complete the sentence:
    (23)     They/it can —
    Conversely, the only type of word which could be used to begin a three-word sentence such as (25) below:
    (25)     — I be frank?
    is a Modal : cf. [...]
  • (music) of, relating to, or composed in the musical modi by which an octave is divided, associated with emotional moods in Ancient — and in medieval ecclesiastical music
  • (logic) of, or relating to the modality between propositions
  • (statistics) relating to the statistical mode.
  • (computing) Having separate modes in which user input has different effects.
  • (computer science) requiring immediate user interaction (often used as modal dialog'' or ''modal window )
  • (metaphysics) Relating to the form of a thing rather to any of its attributes
  • Synonyms

    * forming * conditioning

    Derived terms

    * modality * modally * modal auxiliary * modal logic * modal particle * quasimodal


    (en noun)
  • (logic) A modal proposition
  • (linguistics) A modal form, notably a modal auxiliary.
  • Anagrams

    * * * ----