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Dichotomy

Di`chot´o`my
n.1.A cutting in two; a division.
A general breach or dichotomy with their church.
- Sir T. Browne.
2.Division or distribution of genera into two species; division into two subordinate parts.
3.(Astron.) That phase of the moon in which it appears bisected, or shows only half its disk, as at the quadratures.
4.(Biol.) Successive division and subdivision, as of a stem of a plant or a vein of the body, into two parts as it proceeds from its origin; successive bifurcation.
5.The place where a stem or vein is forked.
6.(Logic) Division into two; especially, the division of a class into two subclasses opposed to each other by contradiction, as the division of the term man into white and not white.
Noun1.dichotomy - being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses; "the dichotomy between eastern and western culture"
Synonyms: duality
Janus, abscission, ambiguity, ambivalence, amputation, bifidity, biformity, bifurcation, bipartition, bisection, branching, butchering, by two, chopping, cleavage, conjugation, cutting, cutting in two, dimidiation, division, doubleness, doublethink, doubling, dualism, duality, duplexity, duplication, duplicity, enucleation, equivocality, excision, fission, forking, halving, in half, irony, laceration, mutilation, pairing, polarity, ramification, rending, resection, ripping, scission, section, severance, slashing, slicing, splitting, subdivision, surgery, tearing, twinning, two-facedness, twoness
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Dichlamydeous
Dichloride
dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
dichloroethyl sulfide
dichloromethane
Dichogamous
Dichogamy
dichondra
Dichondra micrantha
dichotomisation
dichotomise
Dichotomist
dichotomization
Dichotomize
Dichotomous
dichotomously
-- Dichotomy --
Dichroic
Dichroiscope
Dichroism
Dichroite
Dichroitic
dichromacy
dichromasy
dichromat
Dichromate
Dichromatic
Dichromatism
dichromatopsia
dichromia
Dichromic
dichromic acid
Dichroous
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