Modal vs Alienans - What's the difference?

modal | alienans |

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.

modal

English

Adjective

(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

    Noun

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

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    alienans

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • 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.

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (rhetoric, philosophy) An adjective.
  • See also

    * modal * modality

    References

    Alienans. (n.d.). The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy. Retrieved August 22, 2007, from Answers.com Web site: http://www.answers.com/topic/alienans

    Anagrams

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