- A term used to describe the current situation of a software program or hardware device. For example, a display adapter may have the capability of being either in graphic mode or text mode. If the video card was in graphic mode the resolution capability may be lower, but the display device could also display graphics. However, in text mode the resolution may be higher, but only be capable of displaying text.
Mode is a Microsoft operating system command used to view or modify a port or
display setting. See the mode command page for
further information about this command.
- Mode describes the most common value out of a series of different values. For example,
the number one is the mode of 1,2,3,1,2,1,4.
Also see: Average, Median, Safe mode