# Bimodal distribution

From Encyclopedia of Mathematics

*doubly-peaked distribution*

A probability distribution which is characterized by the fact that the probability curve has two local maxima, corresponding to two values of the modes (cf. Mode). Such a distribution is often the result of "mixing" two normal distributions (cf. Normal distribution). See also Multimodal distribution; Unimodal distribution.

**How to Cite This Entry:**

Bimodal distribution. A.V. Prokhorov (originator),

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This text originally appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098