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{adj: Procrustean} of or relating to the mythical giant Procrustes or the mode of torture practiced by him

{adj: latest, a la mode, in style, in vogue, modish} in the current fashion or style

{adj: minor} of a scale or mode
"the minor keys"
"in B flat minor"
<-> major

{adj: modal} of or relating to a musical mode; especially written in an ecclesiastical mode

{adv: a la mode} with ice cream on top or on the side
"we served the apple pie a la mode"

{n: Greek mode} any of the descending diatonic scales in the music of classical Greece

{n: asynchronous transfer mode, ATM} a means of digital communications that is capable of very high speeds; suitable for transmission of images or voice or video as well as data
"ATM is used for both LAN and WAN"

{n: course, course of action} a mode of action
"if you persist in that course you will surely fail"
"once a nation is embarked on a course of action it becomes extremely difficult for any retraction to take place"

{n: form} a particular mode in which something is manifested
"his resentment took the form of extreme hostility"

{n: ghetto} any segregated mode of living or working that results from bias or stereotyping
"the relative security of the gay ghetto"
"no escape from the ghetto of the typing pool"

{n: modality, mode} a classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility

{n: mode} a particular functioning condition or arrangement
"switched from keyboard to voice mode"

{n: teleportation} a hypothetical mode of instantaneous transportation; matter is dematerialized at one place and recreated at another

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