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MOOD

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 802 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MOOD. (1) (O. Eng. mod, a word common to Teutonic languages; cf. Ger. Mut; Du. moed, mind, courage), a particular state of mind or feeling. (2) (Adapted from Lat. modus, measure), a grammatical term for one of the various forms into which the conjugation is grouped, showing whether the, verb is used as a predicate, a wish, a command, &c. In syllogistic logic the term is used of the various classes into which the " figures " of valid syllogisms are divided. (See SYLLOGISM.)
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