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dichotomize

play
verb, di·chot·o·mize \-ˌmīz\

Definition of dichotomize

dichotomizeddichotomizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to divide into two parts, classes, or groups

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to exhibit dichotomy

dichotomization play \-ˌkä-tə-mə-ˈzā-shən\ noun


Origin of dichotomize

Late Latin dichotomos


First Known Use: 1606


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