polychotomous

adjective
poly·​chot·​o·​mous | \ ˌpä-lē-ˈkä-tə-məs How to pronounce polychotomous (audio) \

Definition of polychotomous

: dividing or marked by division into many parts, branches, or classes

Other Words from polychotomous

polychotomy \ ˌpä-​lē-​ˈkä-​tə-​mē How to pronounce polychotomous (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of polychotomous

circa 1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for polychotomous

poly- + -chotomous (as in dichotomous)

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“Polychotomous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polychotomous. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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