Modal vs Formula - What's the difference?

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In context|logic|lang=en terms the difference between modal and formula

is that modal is (logic) a modal proposition while formula is (logic) a syntactic expression of a proposition, built up from quantifiers, logical connectives, variables, relation and operation symbols, and, depending on the type of logic, possibly other operators such as modal, temporal, deontic or epistemic ones.

As nouns the difference between modal and formula

is that modal is (logic) a modal proposition while formula is (mathematics) any mathematical rule expressed symbolically.

As a adjective modal

is of, or relating to a mode or modus.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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

    * * * ----

    formula

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia formula)
  • (mathematics) Any mathematical rule expressed symbolically.
  • x = \frac {-b \pm \sqrt{b^2 - 4ac}}{2a} is a formula for finding the roots of the quadratic equation ax2 + bx + c = 0 .
  • (chemistry) A symbolic expression of the structure of a compound.
  • H2O is the formula for water (Dihydrogen monoxide)
  • a plan or method for dealing with a problem or for achieving a result
  • The company's winning formula includes excellent service and quality products.
  • A formulation; a prescription; a mixture or solution made in a prescribed manner; the identity and quantities of ingredients of such a mixture.
  • The formula of the rocket fuel has not been revealed.
  • Drink given to babies to substitute for mother's milk.
  • (logic) A syntactic expression of a proposition, built up from quantifiers, logical connectives, variables, relation and operation symbols, and, depending on the type of logic, possibly other operators such as modal, temporal, deontic or epistemic ones.
  • Synonyms

    * (in mathematics) mathematical formula * (in chemistry) chemical formula

    Hyponyms

    * (logic) sentence

    Derived terms

    * (l) * formulate * formulation * Formula One * formula racing * multiformula