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Modality may refer to:
- Modality (theology), the organization and structure of the church, as distinct from sodality or parachurch organizations
- Modality (music), in music, the subject concerning certain diatonic scales
- Modalities (sociology), a concept in Anthony Giddens structuration theory
- Modal logic (philosophy), a form of logic which distinguishes between (logically) "necessary truths" and "contingent truths"
- Modality (semiotics), the channel by which signs are transmitted (oral, gesture, written)
- Linguistic modality, covering expressions of how something might be and should be, including expressions of necessity, permissibility and probability, and negations of these
- Modality (therapy), a method of therapeutic approach
- Modality (diagnosis), a method of diagnosis
- Modality (medical imaging), a type of equipment used to acquire structural or functional images of the body, such as radiography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and visible light
- Stimulus modality, a type of physical phenomenon or stimulus that one can sense, such as temperature and sound
Science and technology
- Transportation modality, a mode of transport
- Modality (human–computer interaction), a path of communication between the human and the computer, such as vision or touch
- Mode (computer interface), a distinct setting within a computer program or any physical machine interface
- Multimedia learning
- In advance fee fraud (Nigerian 419 scams), the method of funds transfers; often used as a key-word in scam baiting
- Modal realism, a view that all possible worlds are as real as the actual world
- Modalities (trade negotiations), the formulas, targets, or specific measures used to accomplish objectives in trade negotiations
- Modality (book), a 2009 book by the semanticist Paul Portner
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