# mode

A value that occurs more often than any other in a frequency distribution. In effect, the mode is the value, if any, that appears more likely than any other to occur. As a measure of central tendency it is generally less informative than either the mean or the median, but it has the advantage that it can be used with non-numerical (i.e., nominal or categorical) data to which the mean and median cannot be applied.

- [MLA] “mode.”
*Platonic Realms Interactive Mathematics Encyclopedia.*Platonic Realms, 19 Feb 2014. Web. 19 Feb 2014. <http://platonicrealms.com/> - [APA] mode (19 Feb 2014). Retrieved 19 Feb 2014 from the
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