modality

Definitions

Economics

  • Method or procedure. WTO documents speak of modalities of negotiations, i.e., the outlines (formulas or other approaches) of how the negotiations are to be conducted. Getting agreement on modalities is often extremely difficult.

Media Studies

  • noun in literary theory, the function of some words or phrases, such as ‘might’ or ‘I suppose’ etc. in a statement, that define levels of certainty or agreement

Medical

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