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Definition of modality noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. modalities)
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  1. 1[countable] (formal) the particular way in which something exists, is experienced, or is done They are researching a different modality of treatment for the disease.
  2. 2[uncountable] (linguistics) the ideas expressed by modals
  3. 3[countable] (biology) one of the kind of senses that the body uses to experience things the visual and auditory modalities
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: modality