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.
Bimodal distribution. A.V. Prokhorov (originator), Encyclopedia of Mathematics. URL: http://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Bimodal_distribution&oldid=12366