dichotomously

dichotomous

[dih-kot-uh-muhs]
adjective
1.
divided or dividing into two parts.
2.
of or pertaining to dichotomy.

Origin:
1680–90; < Late Latin dichotomos < Greek dichótomos. See dicho-, -tome, -ous

dichotomously, adverb
dichotomousness, noun
nondichotomous, adjective
nondichotomously, adverb
undichotomous, adjective
undichotomously, adverb
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dichotomy (daɪˈkɒtəmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
1.  division into two parts or classifications, esp when they are sharply distinguished or opposed: the dichotomy between eastern and western cultures
2.  logic the division of a class into two mutually exclusive subclasses: the dichotomy of married and single people
3.  botany a simple method of branching by repeated division into two equal parts
4.  the phase of the moon, Venus, or Mercury when half of the disc is visible
 
[C17: from Greek dichotomia; see dicho-, -tomy]
 
usage  Dichotomy should always refer to a division of some kind into two groups. It is sometimes used to refer to a puzzling situation which seems to involve a contradiction, but this use is generally thought to be incorrect
 
di'chotomous
 
adj
 
dichotomic
 
adj
 
di'chotomously
 
adv

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