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bimodal

[bahy-mohd-l] /baɪˈmoʊd 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.
Compare intermodal.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; bi-1 + modal
Related forms
bimodality, noun
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  • In these setting you can develop bimodal volcanism where both basalt and rhyolite erupt.
Word Origin and History for bimodal
adj.

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

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