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proper noun
  1. A river in southern Germany, flowing from Bavaria to the Rhine.
masculine Tweet Definition of masculine Like Definition of masculine on Facebook
adjective
  1. pertaining to male humans, men:
  1. manly; having the qualities associated with man, men; suitable to, or characteristic of, a man; not feminine or effeminate; virile (only in this sense, does the adjective compare)
    • Hallam " That lady, after her husband's death, held the reins with a energy.
    • Fuller " A church.
    • male; having male biology, not female; of the male sex (literally of humans, rarely anthropomorphic of animals)
    • Chaucer " Thy children, that is to say, thy sons.
    • belonging to men; appropriated to, or used by, men
    • "John", "Paul", and "Harry" are names.
      1. (grammar) in many inflected languages:
    • (context, of a noun) being of the class, or grammatical gender, and inflected in that manner
    • The noun Student is in German.
    • (context, of some other parts of speech) being inflected in agreement with the
    • German uses the of the definite article, der, with Student.
middle Tweet Definition of middle Like Definition of middle on Facebook
noun
  1. A centre, midpoint
The of a circle is the point which has the same distance to every point of circle.
  1. The part betweeen the beginning and the end.
  2. (cricket) the middle stump
  3. The central part of a human body.
adjective
  1. Being in the or in-between; as middle point, middle name, Middle English, Middle Ages, middle weight, etc.
  2. Central to.
modal Tweet Definition of modal Like Definition of modal on Facebook
noun
  1. a modal auxiliary
adjective
  1. of, or relating to a mode
  2. (grammar) of, relating to, or describing the mood of a clause
  3. (music) of, relating to, or composed in the moods of medieval ecclesiastical music
  4. (logic) of, or relating to modality
  5. (computer science) requiring immediate user interaction (often used as modal dialog or modal window)
mode Tweet Definition of mode Like Definition of mode on Facebook
noun
  1. (music) One of several ancient scales, one of which corresponds to the modern major scale and one to the harmonic minor scale
  2. A particular means of accomplishing something.
What was the mode of entry?
  1. (statistics) A value occurring most frequently in a distribution
  2. (context, mathematics, physics) A state of a system that is represented by an eigenfunction of that system.
  3. (computing) One of various related sets of rules for processing data.
In insert mode, characters typed are directly inserted into the buffer
modify Tweet Definition of modify Like Definition of modify on Facebook
verb (modif, i, ed)
  1. (transitive) To make partial changes to.
  2. (intransitive) To be or become modified.

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