1. [syn: mod, modern, modernistic]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: relating to a recently developed fashion or style; "their
offices are in a modern skyscraper"; "tables in
modernistic designs"; [syn: mod, modern,
n 1: a British teenager or young adult in the 1960s; noted for
their clothes consciousness and opposition to the rockers
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
37 Moby Thesaurus words for "mod":
a la mode, advanced, all the rage, all the thing, avant-garde,
contemporary, current, far out, fashionable, forward-looking, hip,
in, in fashion, in style, in vogue, modern, modernistic,
modernized, modish, new, newfashioned, now, popular, present-day,
present-time, prevalent, progressive, smart, streamlined, trendy,
twentieth-century, ultra-ultra, ultramodern, up-to-date,
up-to-datish, up-to-the-minute, way out
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016):
Magneto-Optical Disk (OD)
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):
1. Short for ?modify? or ?modification?. Very commonly used ? in fact the
full terms are considered markers that one is being formal. The plural
?mods? is used esp. with reference to bug fixes or minor design changes in
hardware or software, most esp. with respect to patch sets or a diff.
See also case mod.
2. Short for modulo but used only for its techspeak sense.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
(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.
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.