1 : any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave
2 : the most frequent value of a random variable
3 : a classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility
4 : how something is done or how it happens
5 : verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
6 : something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
7 : the prevailing psychological state