dichotomize

verb
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

Other Words from dichotomize

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

First Known Use of dichotomize

1606, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for dichotomize

dichotomy + -ize

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“Dichotomize.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dichotomize?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=d&file=dichot04. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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