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à la mode

1. Served with ice cream. My favorite dessert is apple pie à la mode.
2. Very fashionable. Big shoulder pads were à la mode in the 1980s, but most people now would not dare to wear them.
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in (one's) (something) mode

Behaving in a particular way (which is specified before "mode"). Watch out, that kitten tends to nip people when she's in her play mode. Don't try to talk to Nate today—he's in his angry mode.
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in one’s something mode

phr. behaving in a specified mode. (The something can be replaced by work, sleep, hungry, angry, etc.) Todd is always in his play mode when he should be working.
See also: mode, something
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Musk's EV company is known for introducing various updates to its vehicles via over-the-air software updates, so the Dog Mode function could be corrected through this as well.
In the wake of preferred federal institutions not being able to admit up to ten per cent of candidates who choose them as first and/or second choice through the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB), many university admission seekers do not gain admission into the so-called regular mode. Sadly, they miss admission every year not for lack of sound cognitive capacity but for inadequate space in the conventional university system.
We asked Simon Liu as to why OnePlus was limiting the usability and features of the Pro Mode and he responded by saying,"I'm going to answer this question in another way.
They have put up a fair warning that Dark Mode isn't everywhere yet so don't complain when some UI burns your eyes off
4(e) shows the current flow equivalent schematics of boost mode. The operating stages have been divided into four modes as Energy accumulation stage (Stage A), Auxiliary stage (Stage B), Resonant (Stage C), Freewheel mode (Stage D) and Power transferring (Stage E and Stage F).
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"What we *have* added in a future Android release is a developer-facing setting (via Developer Options) to toggle the -night UI mode qualifier, which will make it easier for developers to create and test apps that implement night mode.
All [[bar.[alpha]] res.sub.[xi]] are independent of each other [22-30], and the rank of the set {[[bar.[alpha]] res.sub.[xi]]} equals to the rank of the null space of [[??].sup.imag], so they constitute the basis of the intrinsic resonance space [31], i.e., any intrinsically resonant mode [[bar.a] res] can be uniquely expanded in terms of {[[bar.[alpha]] res.sub.[xi]]}.
This section discusses briefly the advantages and disadvantages of the current block cipher modes of operation related to the proposed SPCBC mode.
We introduce statistical mode decomposition methods for both types of sources.
Contemporary IFF systems use several operating 'Modes': During Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, military aircraft supporting the US-led coalition employed IFF Modes-1 and -4.
The automaker has confirmed that the vehicle will come equipped with a drive mode select system named - Super Drive Modes.
I found the reader question and your response about squawking standby in the May issue interesting because Mode S transponders and especially ADS-B Out configurations have SBY/ALT positions when a GPS position is received rather than ON/ALT without a GPS position.
* Basic axle weighing mode, in which vehicles enter the scale axle-by-axle and then drive off after weighing.