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 bimodal (audio) \ noun

Examples of bimodal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As before, the latter offers a bimodal choice of display: with a map or without. Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, 1 Oct. 2021 Popescu grimly describes people’s post-inoculation behavior as almost bimodal—super strict or loose, with practically no in-between. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 4 Apr. 2021 Their findings support previous hypotheses that bee diversity follows a bimodal latitudinal gradient, meaning higher counts of bee species are found away from the North and South poles and fewer near the equator. Kelsie Smith, CNN, 19 Nov. 2020 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, 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, 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, 21 Aug. 2020 What the researchers found was that over time states have dug themselves into a bimodal distribution. Megan Molteni, WIRED, 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, 8 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of bimodal

1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Bimodal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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