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.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
* moderatour (obsolete)
someone who moderates
# 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.
(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.
- Angling was a moderator of passions.
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.