di·​chot·​o·​mize | \ dī-ˈkä-tə-ˌmīz How to pronounce dichotomize (audio) also də- \
dichotomized; dichotomizing

Definition of dichotomize

transitive verb

: to divide into two parts, classes, or groups

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dichotomization \ dī-​ˌkä-​tə-​mə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce dichotomize (audio) also  də-​ \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web Worse examples: resystematize, transparentize, essentialize, rightsize, dichotomize. Gary Gilson, Star Tribune, "Write like you are telling a story to a friend," 10 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of dichotomize

1606, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for dichotomize

dichotomy + -ize

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The first known use of dichotomize was in 1606

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“Dichotomize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dichotomize. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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