noun, plural di·chot·o·mies.
- dichotomous key,
- dichotomous question,
- dichroic filter,
Origin of dichotomy
Examples from the Web for dichotomic
They do not arise from the dichotomic process of classification, but from the polar relations of things.The Religious Sentiment|Daniel G. Brinton
To obviate the matter Lamarck conceived and proposed the dichotomic method for the easy determination of species.Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution|Alpheus Spring Packard
noun plural -mies
Word Origin for dichotomy
c.1600, from Greek dichotomia "a cutting in half," from dicha "in two, asunder" (related to dis "twice") + temnein "to cut" (see tome).