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  • Modal case — In linguistics, the modal case (abbreviated mod) is a grammatical case used to express ability, intention, necessity, obligation, permission, possibility, etc. It takes the place of English modal verbs such as can, could, would, might, may. This… …   Wikipedia

  • Essive-modal case — This case in Hungarian language can express the state, capacity, task in which somebody is or which somebody has (Essive case, e.g. as a reward , for example ), or the manner in which the action is carried out, or the language which somebody… …   Wikipedia

  • Modal logic — is a type of formal logic that extends classical propositional and predicate logic to include operators expressing modality. Modals words that express modalities qualify a statement. For example, the statement John is happy might be qualified by… …   Wikipedia

  • Modal dispersion — is a distortion mechanism occurring in multimode fibers and other waveguides, in which the signal is spread in time because the propagation velocity of the optical signal is not the same for all modes. Other names for this phenomenon include… …   Wikipedia

  • Modal verb — A modal verb (also modal, modal auxiliary verb, modal auxiliary) is a type of auxiliary verb that is used to indicate modality that is, likelihood, ability, permission, and obligation.[1]:p.33 The use of auxiliary verbs to express modality is… …   Wikipedia

  • Modal depth — In modal logic, the modal depth of a formula is the deepest nesting of modal operators (commonly and ). Modal formulas without modal operators have a modal depth of zero. Definition Modal depth can be defined as follows. Let MD(ϕ) be a function… …   Wikipedia

  • essive-modal — noun The essive modal case. In the Hungarian language this case can express the state, capacity, task in which somebody is or which somebody has (essive case, e.g. as a reward , for example ), or the manner in which the action is carried out, or… …   Wiktionary

  • Dynamic logic (modal logic) — For the subject in digital electronics also known as clocked logic, see dynamic logic (digital electronics). Dynamic logic is an extension of modal logic originally intended for reasoning about computer programs and later applied to more general… …   Wikipedia

  • English modal auxiliary verb — In the English language, a modal auxiliary verb is an auxiliary verb (or helping verb ) that can modify the grammatical mood (or mode ) of a verb. The key way to identify a modal auxiliary is by its defectiveness; the modal auxiliaries do not… …   Wikipedia

  • English modal verb — English grammar series English grammar Contraction Disputes in English grammar English compound English honorifics English personal pronouns English plural English relative clauses English verbs English irregular verbs English moda …   Wikipedia

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