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 for modality
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Modality \Mo*dal"i*ty\, n. [Cf. F. modalit['e].]
     1. The quality or state of being modal.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Logic & Metaph.) A modal relation or quality; a mode or
        point of view under which an object presents itself to the
        mind. According to Kant, the quality of propositions, as
        assertory, problematical, or apodeictic.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a classification of propositions on the basis of whether
           they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility [syn:
           modality, mode]
      2: verb inflections that express how the action or state is
         conceived by the speaker [syn: mood, mode, modality]
      3: a particular sense [syn: modality, sense modality,
         sensory system]
      4: a method of therapy that involves physical or electrical
         therapeutic treatment

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  61 Moby Thesaurus words for "modality":
     Platonic form, Platonic idea, aesthetic form, archetype, art form,
     bearings, build, case, cast, circumstance, condition,
     configuration, conformation, cut, estate, fashion, figuration,
     figure, fix, footing, form, format, formation, frame, genre,
     impression, inner form, jam, layout, location, lot, make, makeup,
     matrix, mode, model, mold, pass, pattern, pickle, place, plight,
     position, posture, predicament, prototype, rank, set, shape,
     significant form, situation, spot, stamp, standing, state, station,
     status, structure, style, turn, type

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