bi·​mod·​al | \ (ˌ)bī-ˈmō-dᵊl How to pronounce bimodal (audio) \

Definition of bimodal

: having or relating to two modes especially : having or occurring with two statistical modes

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Other Words from bimodal

bimodality \ ˌbī-​mō-​ˈda-​lə-​tē How to pronounce bimodality (audio) \ noun

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What the researchers found was that over time states have dug themselves into a bimodal distribution. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "The Looser a State's Gun Laws, the More Mass Shootings It Has," 6 Aug. 2019 This doesn’t mean that male and female do not exist, as some transgenderists and neo-Marxists contend; or that gender is a spectrum, rather than a bimodal distribution with tiny variations at either end. Andrew Sullivan, Daily Intelligencer, "The Religious Right’s Suicidal Gay Obsession," 8 Sep. 2017 So higher suggested tips produce a bimodal response - higher average tips, but more people opting out of tipping entirely, perhaps due to their irritation with the excessively high suggestions offered on-screen. The Washington Post,, "Why you tip your waiter as much as you do," 23 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of bimodal

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bimodal was in 1903

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