# What are the terms involving the mode's frequency?

Suppose I have a finite multiset of $$n$$ elements (a "population" I guess we can call it). Suppose this set has a proper mode, appearing m out of $$n$$ times. What term(s) do statisticians use:

1. For $$m$$?
2. For the ratio $$m/n$$?
• 1. Absolute frequency of the modal value (or mode) 2. Relative frequency of the modal value (or mode)
– Jim
Commented Apr 3, 2021 at 18:59
• @Gio: And those are the shortest terms for them? :-( Also, if I say "frequency of the mode", would this be construed as the absolute or the relative frequency? Commented Apr 3, 2021 at 19:33
• They are the shortest (clear) terms that I know. I am a Statistician, but there can be other terms that I don't know. I have seen people use the term "frequency" referring to both absolute and relative frequency and the precise meaning was clear from the context.
– Jim
Commented Apr 3, 2021 at 19:41
• @Gio: Ok, so - I guess you could make that an answer which I'll accept. Commented Apr 3, 2021 at 19:58