Quasimodal vs Modal - What's the difference?

quasimodal | modal | Derived terms |

Quasimodal is a derived term of modal.


In context|linguistics|lang=en terms the difference between quasimodal and modal

is that quasimodal is (linguistics) having certain modal features while modal is (linguistics) a modal form, notably a modal auxiliary.

As adjectives the difference between quasimodal and modal

is that quasimodal is of or relating to a quasimode while modal is of, or relating to a mode or modus.

As a noun modal is

(logic) a modal proposition.

quasimodal

English

Alternative forms

* quasi-modal

Adjective

(-)
  • Of or relating to a quasimode.
  • (linguistics) Having certain modal features.
  • 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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