Dichotomy

[da͡ɪkˈɒtəmɪ], [da‍ɪkˈɒtəmɪ], [d_aɪ_k_ˈɒ_t_ə_m_ɪ]

Definitions of dichotomy:

  1.   1. Division into two parts. 2. The payment of a commission to, or division of the fee with, the genera practitioner by the consultant or surgeon.
  2.   Division into two; especially, the division of a class into two subclasses opposed to each other by contradiction, as the division of the term man into white and not white.
  3.   A cutting in two; a division.
  4.   That phase of the moon in which it appears bisected, or shows only half its disk, as at the quadratures.
  5.   The place where a stem or vein is forked.
  6.   Continuous division by pairs, especially of a class in a descending series into pairs of groups distinguished by coutradictory qualities.
  7.   A division into two parts.
  8.   Branching which results from the division of a growing point with two equal parts.
  9.   DICHOTOMOUS.
  10.   Division or distribution by pairs.
  11.   being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses; " the dichotomy between eastern and western culture"
  12.   Successive division and subdivision, as of a stem of a plant or a vein of the body, into two parts as it proceeds from its origin; successive bifurcation.
  13.   Division or distribution of genera into two species; division into two subordinate parts.

Antonyms for dichotomy:

comparability, resemblance, community, correspondence, parallelism, similitude, alikeness, likeness, similarity.


Quotes for dichotomy:

  1. The dichotomy between art and industry is totally dysfunctional in terms of film. – Ann Macbeth
  2. Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time. – Pablo Picasso
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. The dichotomy between personal liberties and property rights is a false one. Property does not have rights. People have rights. – Potter Stewart
  6. 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. This dichotomy is curious. ” – Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema by Sam Vaknin
  2. By dichotomy is meant a division into two classes by a pair of contradictory terms, e. ” – Deductive Logic by St. George Stock
  3. And just as in his photo, there was a genuine dichotomy between his face, which looked to be early forties and unwrinkled, and his gray eyes, which were much older. ” – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  4. The first dichotomy passes into a second. ” – John Dewey's logical theory by Delton Thomas Howard
  5. “ 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
  6. Suicides generally possess the power of mental dichotomy – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  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. “ 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
  9. Under the influence of this unreasoning terror, they plead that, in Dichotomy by Contradiction, the negative part is too large to deal with, so that it is better to regard each Thing as either included in, or excluded from, the positive part. ” – Symbolic Logic by Lewis Carroll
  10. 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
  11. Hence division by dichotomy comes strictly within the province of formal logic. ” – Deductive Logic by St. George Stock
  12. In reality both periods overlap; the dichotomy is spiritual, not temporal. ” – Promenades of an Impressionist by James Huneker
  13. The letters to Tuticanus The two letters to Tuticanus show a similar dichotomy – The Last Poems of Ovid by Ovid
  14. “ For my present purpose I shall suggest another dichotomy – Lore of Proserpine by Maurice Hewlett

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