Definition of multimode in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌltɪməʊd
(also multimodal)


  • 1Characterized by several different modes of activity or occurrence.
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    • Standard multimode and single mode cables are supported.
    • Furthermore, she suggests that rather than attempting to reconcile the differences, we might consider ‘social connectedness to exist in a kind of multimodal continuum’.
    • AthosCal, a prototype multimodal calendar application, runs on several platforms including PDAs and desktop computers.
  • 2 Statistics (Of a frequency curve or distribution) having several modes or maxima.
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    • None of the histograms suggest multimodal distributions and tests of normality indicate normal distributions.
    • Chromosomes 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10 seem to have bimodal or multimodal distributions.
    • However, synoptic weather codes predicted patterns of migration even in calm winds and we often observed a multimodal distribution of simultaneous tracks at a single site, presumably under similar wind conditions.
  • 2.1(Of a property) occurring with a multimode distribution.
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    • With a large enough h the density estimate can always be made to appear unimodal; with a small enough h the density estimate can always be made to appear bimodal (or even multimodal, having more than two peaks).
    • These density estimates will initially be bimodal or multimodal, but will become unimodal once h increases past a certain critical value.

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