Modality vs Alienans - What's the difference?

modality | alienans |

Modality is a see also of alienans.

As nouns the difference between modality and alienans

is that modality is the fact of being modal while alienans is (rhetoric|philosophy) an adjective.

As an adjective alienans is

negating, denying, or casting doubt on the applicability of its modificand.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • the fact of being modal
  • (logic) the classification of propositions on the basis on whether they claim possibility, impossibility, contingency or necessity; mode
  • (linguistics) the inflection of a verb that shows how its action is conceived by the speaker; mood
  • (medicine) A method of diagnosis or therapy.
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  • Any of the senses (such as sight or taste)
  • (semiotics) a particular way in which the information is to be encoded for presentation to humans, i.e. to the type of sign and to the status of reality ascribed to or claimed by a sign, text or genre
  • (theology) the organization and structure of the church, as distinct from sodality or parachurch organizations
  • (music) the subject concerning certain diatonic scales known as musical modes
  • (sociology) a concept in structuration theory
  • See also

    * * (Linguistic modality)




  • 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.
  • See also

    * modal * modality


    Alienans. (n.d.). The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy. Retrieved August 22, 2007, from Web site:


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