[ dahy-kot-uh-mahyz ]
/ daɪˈkɒt əˌmaɪz /
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.
separate, disconnect, divide, divorce, break, split, detach, sever, rive, tear, splinter, isolate, rip, disband, crack, open, cut, partition, subdivide, cross
- dichotomous key,
- dichotomous question,
Also especially British, di·chot·o·mise.
Origin of dichotomize
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Examples from the Web for dichotomize
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
/ (daɪˈkɒtəˌmaɪz) /
to divide or become divided into two parts or classifications
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