Value that has the greatest frequency in the distribution of a discrete quantitative characteristic.


The symbol for mode is “Mod” which is read as “mode”.

  • The mode is a measure of central tendency.
  • A distribution can have several modes.
  • A distribution in which all of the values have the same frequency does not have a mode.
  • In the case of a distribution of values into classes of equal amplitude, the modal class refers to the one that has the greatest frequency.


Consider this distribution of data: 2, 2, 5, 8, 10, 10, 10, 10, 15, 16, 22.

  • The mode of this distribution is 10. Therefore, we write: Mod = 10.

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