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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.
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(Statistics) characterized by two modes
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(baɪˈmoʊd l)

1. having or providing two modes, methods, systems, etc.
2. (of a distribution in statistics) having or occurring with two modes.
bi`mo•dal′i•ty, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bimodal - of a distribution; having or occurring with two modes
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
unimodal - having a single mode
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Using a bimodal IT architecture lets them run legacy systems efficiently while rapidly integrating new technologies.
Bimodal IT, which segments IT into two streams of management and innovation, has captured the imaginations of CIOs.
APJ is slightly in front with the adoption of this model, with 48 percent of respondents saying they operate some form of bimodal IT, in contrast with the global average of 45 percent.