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dichotomize

[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.
Also, especially British, dichotomise.
Origin
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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Examples from the web for dichotomize
  • Many people dichotomize between the six-year-old and his father.
  • It is problematic to dichotomize the authority for defining the benefits and the responsibility for funding those same benefits.
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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