mo·dal·i·ty /moˈdælətɪ/ 名詞
1. The quality or state of being modal.
2. Logic & Metaph. A modal relation or quality; a mode or point of view under which an object presents itself to the mind. According to Kant, the quality of propositions, as assertory, problematical, or apodeictic.
n 1: a classification of propositions on the basis of whether
they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility
2: verb inflections that express how the action or state is
conceived by the speaker [syn: mood, mode]
3: a particular sense [syn: sense modality, sensory system]
4: a method of therapy that involves physical or electrical