polymodal distribution

polymodal distribution

[¦päl·i′mōd·əl ‚dis·trə′byü·shən]
(statistics)
A frequency distribution characterized by two or more localized modes, each having a higher frequency of occurrence than other immediately adjacent individuals or classes.
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In this way a polymodal distribution of the relative frequencies regarding to seedling emergence was observed in all substrates (Figure 2), which indicates that the studied species does not present uniform emergence.
10, which tends to give a polymodal distribution curve, with also modes above 5 [micro]m, in agreement with a more complex morphological structure.
Mussels from R1 and R2 also showed polymodal distributions and mussels were present over a wider range of sizes than at the other sites.