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MOOD, (i) (0. Eng. mdd, 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, etc. 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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