bimodal

[bahy-mohd-l]
adjective
  1. having or providing two modes, methods, systems, etc.
  2. Statistics. (of a distribution) having or occurring with two modes.Compare unimodal.
  3. Transportation. pertaining to or suitable for transportation involving the use of two forms of carrier, as truck and rail.
Compare intermodal.

Origin of bimodal

First recorded in 1900–05; bi-1 + modal
Related formsbi·mo·dal·i·ty, noun
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Word Origin and History for bimodal
adj.

also bi-modal, 1891, from bi- + modal. Related: Bimodality.

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