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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Recent Examples on the Web Neuromod’s bimodal neuromodulation device is currently available through physicians in Ireland and Germany for prices from €2,500 to €2,750 (around $2,900 to $3,200). Diana Kwon, Scientific American, "New Tinnitus Treatment Alleviates Annoying Ringing in the Ears," 7 Oct. 2020 The four learning models offered at the university have formidable titles: online asynchronous, online synchronous, online synchronous/asynchronous and bimodal. Carissa Lamkahouan, Houston Chronicle, "UH-CL mobilizes for unique fall term," 21 Aug. 2020 Finally, the bimodal model will be implemented in lab classes or in lectures where the number of students is low enough for everyone to be spaced 6 feet apart in accordance with government guidelines for limiting the spread of the virus. Carissa Lamkahouan, Houston Chronicle, "UH-CL mobilizes for unique fall term," 21 Aug. 2020 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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16 Oct 2020

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“Bimodal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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