1. a way or manner in which something occurs or is experienced, expressed, or done.
synonyms: manner, way, fashion, means, approach, technique, procedure, process, methodology, modus operandi, form, routine, practice.
"a mode of policing"
“Beaten and bloodied, Patel is as tenacious and as rugged as the Ugandan bush he was born in”
CNBC , 2014