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dichotomous

Definition:

divided or dividing into 2 sharply distinguished parts or classifications

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Related to:

dichotomy

Derivative:

dichotomously

Comparative:

more dichotomous

Superlative:

most dichotomous

Similar to:

divided

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

the Late Latin dichotomos, from Ancient Greek διχότομος (dikhotomos, "cut in...
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Definition references

Wikipedia:

Dichotomy

any splitting of a whole into exactly two non-overlapping parts, meaning it's a procedure in which a whole is divided into two parts. It's a partition of a whole into two parts that are: jointly exhaustive: everything must belong to one part or the... (44 of 1032 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

dichotomous | dichotomies [plural] | dichotomic | dichotomy

involving division into two separate and mutually exclusive parts or categories | [botany] involving partition into two branches of roughly equal size ... (21 of 430 words, 6 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/dichotomous

Oxford Dictionary:

dichotomous | dichotomously [derived]

exhibiting or characterized by dichotomy | [botany] : (of branching) in which the axis is divided into two branches. (18 of 62 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/dichotomous

New World Dictionary:

dichotomy | dichotomies [plural] | dichotomous [adjective, related] | dichotomously [adverb, related]

division into two parts, groups, or classes, especially when these are sharply distinguished or opposed | [astronomy] the appearance of the moon or of ... (23 of 60 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dichotomy

Merriam-Webster:

dichotomous | dichotomously [adverb, related] | dichotomousness [noun, related]

dividing into two parts | relating to, involving, or proceeding from dichotomy (11 of 48 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/dichotomous

Wiktionary:

dichotomous | bipartite [synonym] | forked [synonym]

Dividing or branching into two pieces. (6 of 30 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/dichotomous

Random House Dictionary:

dichotomous

divided or dividing into two parts. | of or pertaining to dichotomy. (11 of 18 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/dichotomous

American Heritage Dictionary:

dichotomous | dichotomously [adverb, related] | dichotomousness [noun, related]

Divided or dividing into two parts or classifications. | Characterized by dichotomy. (11 of 17 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dichotomous

Macmillan British Dictionary:

divided

if a group, organization, or country is divided, there are major disagreements among the people in it (17 of 70 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/divided

Britannica Encyclopedia:

dichotomy [logic]

a form of logical division consisting of the separation of a class into two subclasses, one of which has and the other has not a certain quality or ... (28 of 188 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/162093​/dichotomy

Cambridge Dictionary:

dichotomy [formal]

a difference between two completely opposite ideas or things (9 of 30 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/dichotomy

Encarta Dictionary:

divided | dividedly [adverb, derived] | dividedness [noun, derived]

separated into two or more parts or groups | drawn toward two or more different and often incompatible purposes or groups | in a state of internal ... (25 of 71 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861605572​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

dichotomous

Origin: the Late Latin dichotomos, from Ancient Greek διχότομος (dikhotomos, "cut in half"), from δίχα (dikha, "apart") + τέμνω (temnō, "I cut").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/dichotomous

Oxford Dictionary:

dichotomous

First use: late 17th century

Origin: late Latin from Greek dikhotomos (from dikho- "in two" + temnein "to cut") + "-ous"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/dichotomous

Merriam-Webster:

dichotomous

First use: 1752

Origin: Late Latin dichotomos, from Greek, from dich- + temnein to cut

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/dichotomous

Collins Dictionary:

dichotomous | dichotomies [plural] | dichotomic | dichotomy

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Greek dichotomia; see dicho-, -tomy

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/dichotomous

Audio references

Wiktionary:

dichotomous

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "dichotomous"

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Collins Dictionary:

dichotomous | dichotomies [plural] | dichotomic | dichotomy

Audio: British English pronunciation of "dichotomous"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/dichotomous

the Free Dictionary:

dichotomous

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "dichotomous"

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Google Dictionary:

dichotomous

Audio: English pronunciation of "dichotomous"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

dichotomous

Audio: North American pronunciation of "dichotomous"

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YourDictionary Audio:

dichotomous

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