Dictionary.com

dichotomize

[ dahy-kot-uh-mahyz ]
/ da瑟藞k蓲t 蓹藢ma瑟z /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: dichotomize / dichotomized on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object), di路chot路o路mized, di路chot路o路miz路ing.
to divide or separate into two parts, kinds, etc.
verb (used without object), di路chot路o路mized, di路chot路o路miz路ing.
to become divided into two parts; form a dichotomy.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on 鈥渟hall鈥 versus 鈥渟hould鈥? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?
Also especially British, di路chot路o路mise .

Origin of dichotomize

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

OTHER WORDS FROM dichotomize

di路chot路o路mist [dahy-kot-uh-mist], /da瑟藞k蓲t 蓹 m瑟st/, noundi路chot路o路mis路tic, adjectivedi路chot路o路mi路za路tion, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use dichotomize in a sentence

  • Where action is a consequence of a philosophic system, the system seems to dichotomize into art and religion.

    Creative Intelligence|John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen

British Dictionary definitions for dichotomize

dichotomize

dichotomise

/ (da瑟藞k蓲t蓹藢ma瑟z) /

verb
to divide or become divided into two parts or classifications

Derived forms of dichotomize

dichotomist, noundichotomization or dichotomisation, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK