Modal vs Alienans - What's the difference?
Modal is a see also of alienans.
As adjectives the difference between modal and alienans
is that modal
is of, or relating to a mode or modus while alienans
is negating, denying, or casting doubt on the applicability of its modificand.
As nouns the difference between modal and alienans
is that modal
is (logic) a modal proposition while alienans
is (rhetoric|philosophy) an adjective.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
of, or relating to a mode or modus
(grammar) of, relating to, or describing the mood of a clause
(grammar) modal verb
(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
- 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. [...]
* modal auxiliary
* modal logic
* modal particle
(logic) A modal proposition
(linguistics) A modal form, notably a modal auxiliary.
Negating, denying, or casting doubt on the applicability of its modificand.
- The newspaper never called him "the murderer", always "the alleged murderer", but the alienans adjective didn't help very much: the word "murderer" is all people saw.
- Because a "decoy duck" is not a duck, "decoy" is an alienans adjective.
- In the case of "brown duck", "brown" is ''not'' an alienans adjective.
(rhetoric, philosophy) An adjective.
Alienans. (n.d.). The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy. Retrieved August 22, 2007, from Answers.com Web site: http://www.answers.com/topic/alienans