dichotic

play
adjective dich·otic \(ˌ)dī-ˈkō-tik\

Definition of dichotic

  1. :  relating to or involving the presentation of a stimulus to one ear that differs in some respect (as pitch, loudness, frequency, or energy) from a stimulus presented to the other ear <dichotic listening>

dichotically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of dichotic

dich- + 2-otic


First Known Use: circa 1911


Medical Dictionary

dichotic

play
adjective dich·otic \(ˈ)dī-ˈkōt-ik\

Medical Definition of dichotic

  1. :  relating to or involving the presentation of a stimulus to one ear that differs in some respect (as pitch, loudness, frequency, or energy) from a stimulus presented to the other ear <dichotic listening>

dichotically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

Learn More about dichotic


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up dichotic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to give authoritative approval to

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ