dichotomize

[dahy-kot-uh-mahyz]

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.

Nearby words

  1. dichondra,
  2. dichoptic,
  3. dichorial,
  4. dichotic,
  5. dichotomic,
  6. dichotomous,
  7. dichotomous key,
  8. dichotomous question,
  9. dichotomy,
  10. dichroic

Also especially British, di·chot·o·mise.

Origin of dichotomize

1600–10; < Late Latin dichotom(os) dichotomous + -ize

Related formsdi·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 dichotomise

dichotomize

dichotomise

verb

to divide or become divided into two parts or classifications
Derived Formsdichotomist, noundichotomization or dichotomisation, noun

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