|Origin:||modus 'measure, way'|
mode W3 [countable]
a particular way or style of behaving, living or doing something
a particular way in which a machine or piece of equipment can operate:
Set the monitor to 256 colour mode.
To get out of the 'auto' mode on the camera, turn the knob to 'M'.
to have a particular feeling or way of thinking or behaving, because of the situation you are in:
With only minutes to go, we were now in panic mode.
to be fashionable at a particular time:
Long skirts were then the mode.
one of various systems of arranging notes in music, such as major and minor in Western music