- (mineralogy) A mineral of alkaline igneous and plutonic rocks that are low in silica, of the chemical composition of sodium aluminum silicate with chlorine, Na4Al3Si3O12Cl. Pink sodalite is sometimes called hackmanite. Sodalite and lazurite form the sodalite Group of silicate minerals.
- The fact of being modal.
- (logic) The classification of propositions on the basis on whether they claim possibility, impossibility, contingency or necessity; mode.
- (linguistics) The inflection of a verb that shows how its action is conceived by the speaker; mood
- (medicine) A method of diagnosis or therapy.
- Any of the senses (such as sight or taste)
- (semiotics) A particular way in which the information is to be encoded for presentation to humans, i.e. to the type of sign and to the status of reality ascribed to or claimed by a sign, text or genre.
- (theology) The organization and structure of the church, as distinct from sodality or parachurch organizations.
- (music) The subject concerning certain diatonic scales known as musical modes.
- (sociology) The way in which infrastructure and knowledge of how to use it give rise to a meaningful pattern of interaction (a concept in Anthony Giddens’ structuration theory).
- (law) The quality of being limited by a condition.
- If a port-wine stain has been treated with another modality, such as the argon, C02, or KTP laser, electrocautery, radiation, or tattooing, FPDL treatment may provide less lightening and improvement.
- The four major modalities used in patients with solid tumors are surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy
- Exercise training is a therapeutic modality that should be considered for all patients with ventricular dysfunction
- In general, pharmacotherapy is less effective as a single modality approach than psychotherapy when treating chronic depression with an Axis II disorder.
- Thus, the University budgeting system can be seen not only as modality in the reproduction of social structures, but also as an important means of meeting deeply rooted psychological needs for ontological security.
- Modalities of structuration, then, are simply ways in which rules and resources are knowingly used by people in interactions.
- In turn, social structure and human interactions are interrelated through three aspects of modality: interpretive schema, facility, and norm.
- An example, which I explore in detail in this book in Chap. 5, is the way that parents to be use their knowledge and expertise of how to mobilise digital memories to take sonographic image of the unborn foetius that they are given in a hospital out into the world and beyond. They thereby shift the modality of the medical procedure that generated the image-memory as part of an obstetric sonogram.