dichotomous

adjective di·chot·o·mous \ dī-ˈkä-tə-məs also də- \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of dichotomous

1 : dividing into two parts
2 : relating to, involving, or proceeding from dichotomy
  • the plant's dichotomous branching
  • a dichotomous approach
  • can't be split into dichotomous categories

dichotomously

adverb

dichotomousness

noun

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Origin and Etymology of dichotomous

borrowed from Late Latin dichotomos, borrowed from Greek dichótomos "cut in half, divided equally," from dicho- dicho- + -tomos, adjective derivative from the base of témnein "to cut" — more at tome


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dichotomous

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

medical Definition of dichotomous

: dividing into two parts
  • dichotomous branching

dichotomously

adverb

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