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modal British & World English

Relating to mode or form as opposed to substance

modal verb British & World English

An auxiliary verb that expresses necessity or possibility. English modal verbs include must, shall, will, should, would, can, could, may, and might

semi-modal British & World English

A verb that functions to some extent like a modal verb, typically in the way it forms negative and interrogative constructions. English semi-modals include need and dare

intermodal British & World English

Involving two or more different modes of transport in conveying goods

multimode British & World English

Characterized by several different modes of activity or occurrence