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[dih-kot-uh-muh s] /dɪˈkɒt ə məs/
divided or dividing into two parts.
of or relating to dichotomy.
Origin of dichotomous
1680-90; < Late Latin dichotomos < Greek dichótomos. See dicho-, -tome, -ous
Related forms
dichotomously, adverb
dichotomousness, noun
nondichotomous, adjective
nondichotomously, adverb
undichotomous, adjective
undichotomously, adverb Unabridged
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  • Perhaps no one else in the history of rock-and-roll has led such a dichotomous life.
  • Also, confidence is not a dichotomous concept of either you have it or you don't.
  • Consequently it comes off as a smaller play, a domestic dispute with rigidly dichotomous themes.
  • The reader reviews for this flick are extremely dichotomous.
  • But then again surely all universal dichotomous typing systems are arbitrary.
  • Namely, because this was way too dichotomous complex for a blog post about beauty pageants and the eugenics movement.
  • Measures that reach to mathematical infinities are found in nearly every dimension our finite-dichotomous mind can see.

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