dichotomous

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

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

Origin and Etymology of dichotomous

Late Latin dichotomos, from Greek, from dich- + temnein 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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