Definition of unimodal in US English:



  • 1Having or involving one mode.

    1. 1.1 (of a statistical distribution) having one maximum.
      • ‘In the case of an infinite lattice the cluster size distribution is unimodal if the population is homogeneous and bimodal when the population is inhomogeneous.’
      • ‘In contrast, an exponentially growing population has a smooth unimodal distribution approaching a Poisson distribution.’
      • ‘The neutral coalescent simulations lead to unimodal distributions of the CV statistics.’
      • ‘Close to the onset temperature of the gel-to-fluid transition, at 302 K the distribution is unimodal and the maximum is located at cluster size S = 1.’
      • ‘Both distributions are unimodal and resemble Gaussian distributions.’