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dichotomous

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adjective di·chot·o·mous \dī-ˈkä-tə-məs also də-\

Definition of dichotomous

  1. 1 :  dividing into two parts

  2. 2 :  relating to, involving, or proceeding from dichotomy

di·chot·o·mous·ly adverb
di·chot·o·mous·ness noun


Origin of dichotomous

Late Latin dichotomos, from Greek, from dich- + temnein to cut — more at tome


First Known Use: 1752


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dichotomous

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adjective di·chot·o·mous \dī-ˈkät-ə-məs also də-\

Medical Definition of dichotomous

  1. :  dividing into two parts <dichotomous branching>

  2. di·chot·o·mous·ly adverb




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