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dichotomize

or (especially British) dichotomise

[dahy-kot-uh-mahyz] /daɪˈkɒt əˌmaɪz/
verb (used with object), dichotomized, dichotomizing.
1.
to divide or separate into two parts, kinds, etc.
verb (used without object), dichotomized, dichotomizing.
2.
to become divided into two parts; form a dichotomy.
Origin of dichotomize
1600-1610
1600-10; < Late Latin dichotom(os) dichotomous + -ize
Related forms
dichotomist
[dahy-kot-uh-mist] /daɪˈkɒt ə mɪst/ (Show IPA),
noun
dichotomistic, adjective
dichotomization, noun
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  • Where action is a consequence of a philosophic system, the system seems to dichotomize into art and religion.

    Creative Intelligence John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
British Dictionary definitions for dichotomize

dichotomize

/daɪˈkɒtəˌmaɪz/
verb
1.
to divide or become divided into two parts or classifications
Derived Forms
dichotomist, noun
dichotomization, dichotomisation, noun
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