[ bahy-mohd-l ]
/ baɪˈmoʊd l /


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.
Compare intermodal.

Origin of bimodal

First recorded in 1900–05; bi-1 + modal
Related formsbi·mo·dal·i·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for bimodality



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper