# What is the difference between bimodal distribution and unimodal distributions?

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Distributions of empirical dataâ€”which are called frequency distributionsâ€”can have a few or many peaks. The difference between **bimodal** and **unimodal** distribution is that distribution with two distinct peaks is called bimodal distribution, while distribution with one distinct peak is referred to as a unimodal distribution.

## Example / Application

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**Application:**
The example of two distributions depicted side by side can be seen in this picture with **unimodal** distribution on the left and **bimodal** distribution on the right.