mod

mod

1 [mod]
adjective
1.
very modern; up-to-date; being in the vanguard in style, dress, etc.
2.
(sometimes initial capital letter) of or pertaining to a style of dress of the 1960s, typified by miniskirts, bell-bottom trousers, boots, and bright colors and patterns.
noun
3.
a person who is in the vanguard in style, dress, etc.
4.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a British teenager of the 1960s who affected a very neat, sophisticated appearance and wore fancy clothing inspired by Edwardian dress.

Origin:
1955–60; shortened form of modern

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mod

2 [mod]
noun Informal.

Origin:
by shortening

Mod

1.
modal auxiliary.

mod.

2.
Music. moderato.
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mod1 (mɒd)
 
n
(Brit)
 a.  a member of a group of teenagers in the mid-1960s, noted for their clothes-consciousness and opposition to the rockers
 b.  a member of a revived group of this type in the late 1970s and early 1980s, noted for their clothes-consciousness and opposition to the skinheads
 c.  (as modifier): a mod haircut
 
[C20: from modernist]

mod2 (mɒd)
 
n
an annual Highland Gaelic meeting with musical and literary competitions
 
[C19: from Gaelic mòd assembly, from Old Norse; related to moot]

mod3 (mɒd)
 
abbreviation for
modulus

MOD
 
abbreviation for
Ministry of Defence

mod.
 
abbreviation for
1.  moderate
2.  moderato
3.  modern

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Word Origin & History

mod
"tidy, sophisticated teen" (usually contrasted with rocker), 1960, slang shortening of modern.

mod
short for modification, c.1920, originally among aviators.
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mod definition

[mɑd]
  1. mod.
    contemporary and fashionable in clothing and ideas. : Your clothes are mod, but you're just a plain, old-fashioned prude.
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Computing Dictionary

mod definition


1. (module) The filename extension for a sampled music file format that originated on the Commodore Amiga. A .MOD file is composed of digitised sound samples, arranged in patterns to create a song. There are .MOD players for most personal computers including Amiga, Archimedes, IBM PC, and Macintosh.
An IBM PC will require a sound card capable of handling digitised samples (Sound Blaster, Sound Blaster Pro, GUS) and slower Intel 80386-based PCs may not be able to do anything else while playing a module.
.MOD files differ from .MID (MIDI) files in that they contain sound samples. This allows each song to use different sounds but it also puts more load on the CPU than playing a MIDI file, since more data must be processed for each note. A slow CPU would benefit from a sound card with wavetable synthesis which handles samples instead of the CPU.
Module files come in various formats including .MOD. Formats evolved from .MOD include .S3M, .FAR and .669. Most contain improvements on .MODs.
(http://eskimo.com/~future/mods.htm).
2. modify or modification.
This abbreviation is very common - in fact the full terms are considered formal. "Mods" is used especially with reference to bug fixes or minor design changes in hardware or software, most especially with respect to patch sets or a diff.
3. A common name for the modulo operator.
(1999-07-14)
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
mod
modern
MOD
mesiodistocclusal
mod.
  1. moderate

  2. moderato

  3. modern

  4. modulo

  5. modulus

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