What is modality?

Some articles on modality:

Special Service Agreement
... A Special Service Agreement (SSA) is a contract modality in the United Nations system, establishing a legal relation between the Organization and the individual, where the individual is a contractor or ... This modality is often used for very short contracts, when the Organization does not wish to assume the burden of complex bureaucracy related to hiring a new staff member ... For the individual, this contract modality has the advantage of higher cash remuneration (ranging from USD 5,000 to 15,000 per month depending on the position), but the ...
Logicus - Topics in Logic - Modal Logic
... In languages, modality deals with the phenomenon that sub-parts of a sentence may have their semantics modified by special verbs or modal particles ... More abstractly, we might say that modality affects the circumstances in which we take an assertion to be satisfied ... The logical study of modality dates back to Aristotle, who was concerned with the alethic modalities of necessity and possibility, which he observed to be dual in the sense of De ...
Alethic Modality
... Alethic modality is a linguistic modality which indicates logical necessity, possibility or impossibility ... Alethic modality is often associated with epistemic modality in research ... However, it has been questioned whether this modality should be considered distinct from epistemic modality which denotes the speaker's evaluation or judgment of the truth ...
... Stimulus modality, also called sensory modality, is one aspect of a stimulus or what we perceive after a stimulus ... For example the temperature modality is registered after heat or cold stimulate a receptor ...

More definitions of "modality":

  • (noun): Verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker.
    Synonyms: mood, mode
  • (noun): A method of therapy that involves physical or electrical therapeutic treatment.
  • (noun): A classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility.
    Synonyms: mode