[ dahy-kot-uh-mahyz ]
/ daɪˈkɒt əˌmaɪz /
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verb (used with object), di·chot·o·mized, di·chot·o·miz·ing.
to divide or separate into two parts, kinds, etc.
verb (used without object), di·chot·o·mized, di·chot·o·miz·ing.
to become divided into two parts; form a dichotomy.
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Also especially British, di·chot·o·mise .
Origin of dichotomize
1600–10; <Late Latin dichotom(os) dichotomous + -ize
OTHER WORDS FROM dichotomizedi·chot·o·mist [dahy-kot-uh-mist], /daɪˈkɒt ə mɪst/, noundi·chot·o·mis·tic, adjectivedi·chot·o·mi·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dichotomize
/ (daɪˈkɒtəˌmaɪz) /
to divide or become divided into two parts or classifications
Derived forms of dichotomizedichotomist, noundichotomization or dichotomisation, noun
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