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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.
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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 bimodality

bimodal

adj.

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

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