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unimodal Line breaks: uni|modal
Pronunciation: /ˌjuːnɪˈməʊd(ə)l/

Definition of unimodal in English:


1Having or involving one mode.
1.1(Of a statistical distribution) having one maximum.
Example sentences
  • Both distributions are unimodal and resemble Gaussian distributions.
  • 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.
  • In contrast, an exponentially growing population has a smooth unimodal distribution approaching a Poisson distribution.

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