operating mode

Definitions

Electronics

  • A given manner of operation when more than one is available. For example, presentation in portrait mode as opposed to landscape mode.
  • A manner of operation in which a component, circuit, device, piece of equipment, system, or mechanism is functional, as opposed to a non-operational mode, in which it is not.
  • A manner of operation in which a component, circuit, device, piece of equipment, system, or mechanism is operating, as opposed to a stand-by mode, in which it is ready for immediate activation.
  • synonymoperational mode
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