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bimodal distribution

Michael Allaby

in A Dictionary of Ecology

Fifth edition


Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191793158

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A distribution of data that is characterized by two distinct populations. For example, a bimodal grain size will be characterized by two particle size modes. A bimodal palaeocurrent distribution will exhibit two main current directions (not necessarily opposing directions, which would be termed a ‘bipolar’ distribution)....

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Subjects: Ecology and Conservation

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