1. [ adjective ] (statistics) relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution
Synonyms: average

"the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30"

Related terms: statistics normal
2. [ adjective ] (music) of or relating to a musical mode; especially written in an ecclesiastical mode
Related terms: mode
3. [ adjective ] relating to or expressing the mood of a verb

"modal auxiliary"

Related terms: mood
Similar spelling:   Motl