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[mod] /mɒd/
adjective
1.
very modern; up-to-date; being in the vanguard in style, dress, etc.
2.
(sometimes initial capital letter) of or relating 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
1955-1960
1955-60; shortened form of modern

mod2

[mod] /mɒd/
noun
1.
an act or instance of modifying; modification.
verb (used with object), modded, modding.
2.
to modify, especially a vehicle or mechanical part:
The car was modded for speed and power.
3.
Computers.
  1. to rewrite programming code in (a video game) in order to change the appearance or performance of the software:
    I modded the game to increase the field of vision.
  2. to modify (computer hardware), especially the physical appearance of the case:
    I want to mod my PC to include LED lights and custom paint.
Origin
by shortening

mod3

[mod] /mɒd/
noun, Informal.
1.
the moderator of an online message board:
Notify a mod immediately if another member is harassing you.
Origin
by shortening

Mod

1.
modal auxiliary.
2.

mod.

1.
2.
Music. moderato.
3.
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British Dictionary definitions for mod

mod1

/mɒd/
noun
1.
(Brit)
  1. a member of a group of teenagers in the mid-1960s, noted for their clothes-consciousness and opposition to the rockers
  2. 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
  3. (as modifier): a mod haircut
Word Origin
C20: from modernist

mod2

/mɒd/
noun
1.
an annual Highland Gaelic meeting with musical and literary competitions
Word Origin
C19: from Gaelic mòd assembly, from Old Norse; related to moot

mod3

/mɒd/
abbreviation
1.
modulus

MOD

abbreviation (in Britain)
1.
Ministry of Defence

mod.

abbreviation
1.
moderate
2.
moderato
3.
modern
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Word Origin and History for mod
n.

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

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for mod

mod

adjective

Modern; up-to-date, esp in the styles of the 1960s: shows off her attributes in a mod wardrobe (1960s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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mod in Technology

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)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for mod

mod

modern

MOD

mesiodistocclusal

mod.

  1. moderate
  2. moderato
  3. modern
  4. modulo
  5. modulus
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