Moderator vs Modal - What's the difference?

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Moderator is a related term of modal.

As nouns the difference between moderator and modal

is that moderator is someone who moderates while modal is (logic) a modal proposition.

As a adjective modal is

of, or relating to a mode or modus.

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Alternative forms

* moderatour (obsolete)


(en noun)
  • someone who moderates
  • * Walton
  • Angling was a moderator of passions.
  • # an arbitrator or mediator
  • # the chair or president of a meeting etc.
  • the person who presides over a synod of a Presbyterian Church
  • (physics) a substance (often water or graphite) used to decrease the speed of fast neutrons in a nuclear reactor and hence increase likelihood of fission
  • a device used to deaden some of the noise from a firearm, although not to the same extent as a suppressor or silencer.
  • (UK) An examiner at Oxford and Cambridge universities.
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  • (Ireland) At the University of Dublin, either the first (senior) or second (junior) in rank in an examination for the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
  • A mechanical arrangement for regulating motion in a machine, or producing equality of effect.
  • 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

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