dichotomy

[da͡ɪkˈɒtəmɪ], [da‍ɪkˈɒtəmɪ], [d_aɪ_k_ˈɒ_t_ə_m_ɪ]

Definitions of dichotomy:

  1.   DICHOTOMOUS. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   Continuous division by pairs, especially of a class in a descending series into pairs of groups distinguished by coutradictory qualities. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   A division into two parts. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   Branching which results from the division of a growing point with two equal parts. – A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  5.   Division or distribution by pairs. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Quotes for dichotomy:

  1. The dichotomy between art and industry is totally dysfunctional in terms of film. – Ann Macbeth
  2. Jamie doesn't like to do anything hastily, and I like to do everything incredibly hastily. So therein you have the dichotomy of our patterns. – Adam Savage
  3. It's interesting, because in the corporate stuff there's a dichotomy there, depending on the creator. Even what, in essence, may be a very safe corporate approach, there is some stuff that is allowed to be pushed. – Bill Sienkiewicz
  4. The dichotomy between personal liberties and property rights is a false one. Property does not have rights. People have rights. – Potter Stewart
  5. That dichotomy between the public consumption of the work and my intent and practice in making it is an uneasy one for me, on occasion. – Jock Sturges

Usage examples for dichotomy:

  1. “ Afro- Americans were painfully aware of some of the imperfections in this simple dichotomy – The Black Experience in America The Immigrant Heritage of America by Norman Coombs
  2. By dichotomy is meant a division into two classes by a pair of contradictory terms, e. ” – Deductive Logic by St. George Stock
  3. “ For my present purpose I shall suggest another dichotomy – Lore of Proserpine by Maurice Hewlett
  4. Hence division by dichotomy comes strictly within the province of formal logic. ” – Deductive Logic by St. George Stock
  5. The real dichotomy in food is not " chemical" fertilizer versus " Organic," It is between industrial food and quality food. ” – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  6. The first dichotomy passes into a second. ” – John Dewey's logical theory by Delton Thomas Howard
  7. This however is not quite the case, for, in virtue of the Law of Excluded Middle, there is always open to us, independently of experience, a hypothetical division by dichotomy – Deductive Logic by St. George Stock
  8. This dichotomy is curious. ” – Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema by Sam Vaknin
  9. The letters to Tuticanus The two letters to Tuticanus show a similar dichotomy – The Last Poems of Ovid by Ovid
  10. “ For the purposes of Symbolic Logic, it is so much the most convenient plan to regard the two sub- divisions, produced by Dichotomy on the same footing, and to say, of any Thing, either that it " is" in the one, or that it " is" in the other, that I do not think any Reader of this book is likely to demur to my adopting that course. ” – Symbolic Logic by Lewis Carroll

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