bimodal

[ bahy-mohd-l ]
/ baɪˈmoʊd l /
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adjective

having or providing two modes, methods, systems, etc.
Statistics. (of a distribution) having or occurring with two modes.Compare unimodal.
Transportation. pertaining to or suitable for transportation involving the use of two forms of carrier, as truck and rail.

Nearby words

  1. bimetallism,
  2. bimillenary,
  3. bimillennium,
  4. bimini islands,
  5. biminis,
  6. bimodal distribution,
  7. bimolecular,
  8. bimonthly,
  9. bimorph,
  10. bimorphemic

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

bimodal

adj.

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

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