- to divide or separate into two parts, kinds, etc.
- to become divided into two parts; form a dichotomy.
Also especially British, di·chot·o·mise.
Origin of dichotomize
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Where action is a consequence of a philosophic system, the system seems to dichotomize into art and religion.Creative Intelligence
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- to divide or become divided into two parts or classifications
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