noun, plural di·chot·o·mies.
Origin of dichotomy
Related Words for dichotomicbinary, amphibian, diploid, bilateral, dual, bifurcate, amphibious, bicameral, bigeminal, binal, bipartisan, bipartite, dichotomic, dichotomous, distichous, dualistic, dyadic
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Historical Examples of 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).