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1. Having or exhibiting two contrasting modes or forms: "American supermarket shopping shows bimodal behavior—careful, nutritious choices mixed with salty, high-fat snack foods" (Sheryl Julian).
2. Having two distinct statistical modes.
3. Designed for operation on either railroads or highways. Used of vehicles.

bi′mo·dal′i·ty (bī′mō-dăl′ĭ-tē) n.


(Statistics) the state of being bimodal
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Bimodality of milk flow was detected when a curve had a flow pattern with 2 increments separated by a clear drop in milk flow for more than 200 g/min within 1 min after the start of milking (Dzidic et al.
Size bimodality in monospecific populations: a critical review of potential mechanisms.
9 were used to represent positive skew and low and high levels of bimodality, respectively.
Neurological Bimodality and Theories of Language Teaching.
Also newly emerging are advanced specialty Polyolefins--both polyolefin elastomers (POEs) with bimodality that offers better impact, and polyolefin plastomers (POPs) with molecular design that renders it more elastic.
The origin of this bimodality remains uncertain, although the possibility that male and female ocean quahogs grow at different rates cannot be discounted (Ropes et al.
2015), who report this bimodality throughout the altitude range covered by the NCAR GV, with a background mode of nearly constant (~20 ppb) values throughout the troposphere and a secondary mode of higher ozone (~35-95 ppb) in layers with lower relative humidity.
Part I lays the backdrop of the development of the opt-out mechanism in Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the debates surrounding opt-out and opt-in classes, focusing especially on the bimodality of current class-action conversations.
Single-cell transcriptomics reveals bimodality in expression and splicing in immune cells.
The criterion of size on its own, with some exceptions, is difficult to apply on account of the presence of sexual dimorphism and bimodality, and because there is often overlap in dimensions of different species (Dehm, 1950).
As a consequence to the precipitation bimodality, the Cauca River flow has two cycles of higher and lower flowing (Figure 2, right).