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Having or involving two modes, in particular (of a statistical distribution) having two maxima.
‘Some helical parameters even exhibited a clear bimodal distribution.’
‘Marked females exhibited a bimodal distribution of guarding durations, reflecting the extreme tactics of immediate abandonment or remaining through hatching.’
‘Since the incidence of epilepsy shows a bimodal distribution, with peak incidences among elderly people and in early childhood, partial seizures have to be considered also in children and young adults.’
‘We have studied how halothane molecules fluctuate between the two maxima of the bimodal distribution and we observed a different mechanism at low and high anesthetic concentrations.’
‘We predict that similar measurements of additional species will reveal a bimodal frequency distribution with the two peaks corresponding to alternative strategies.’
‘Such a bimodal distribution may be of more general significance and can be observed with other similar neutral fluorescence probes.’
‘Active rifts are characterized by more voluminous volcanic activity, higher rates of crustal extension, mildly alkaline basalts, and a bimodal distribution of basic and acid magma types.’
‘This results in a two-peak, bimodal probability distribution.’
‘At low concentrations, the transition between maxima of the bimodal distribution follows a hopping-between-maxima mechanism.’
‘We suggest that such long-tail and bimodal distributions may be used as selection mechanisms in developmental switches and for assigning cell identity.’
‘This suggests that there may have been a bimodal distribution of persisters: older students and dependent, full-time students of all ages.’
‘This bimodal distribution indicates in situ production of thiols from two different phytoplankton communities in Galveston Bay during this period.’
‘This data set exhibits a bimodal joint posterior distribution, with modes favoring different preferred migration directions.’
‘A number of initial conditions can be realized experimentally leading to either unimodal or bimodal distributions.’
‘There is a bimodal distribution of cases and risk factors for each period are somewhat distinct.’
‘We then divided BC into quartiles according to bimodal BP distribution.’
‘The condition has a bimodal distribution, with incidence peaks at ages younger than 10 years and older than 50 years.’
‘The top-of seam coal balls show a bimodal distribution; five of them have values close to mid-seam coal-ball areas, but two have values similar to known marine limestones.’
‘A typology should have a bimodal distribution, but the evidence shows that most people fall between the two extremes of introversion and extraversion.’
‘Laying patterns were cyclical and similar among years, showing a bimodal distribution of clutches each year.’