noun, plural di·chot·o·mies.
- dichotomous key,
- dichotomous question,
- dichroic filter,
Origin of dichotomy
Examples from the Web for dichotomy
No, the whole point of a superhero with a secret identity is the dichotomy.Model Minority Rage: Why the Hulk Should Be an Asian Guy|Arthur Chu|July 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was this dichotomy that made Don a fascinating, layered character.What's Happened to Don Draper? Why Everyone’s Favorite ‘Mad Men’ Stud Needs His Mojo Back|Lizzie Crocker|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As a result, the legislation “defies the dichotomy of pro-life and pro-choice,” says Diaz-Tello.Tennessee is Making Pregnancy a Criminal Liability|Emily Shire|April 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ultimately, I think this dichotomy will come to define what True Detective is all about.‘True Detective’s’ Godless Universe: Is the HBO Show Anti-Christian?|Andrew Romano|March 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Colorado lawmakers, and ultimately officials in the Obama administration, are going to have to address that dichotomy.
Most of the examples of division which Plato gives are divisions by dichotomy.A Critical History of Greek Philosophy|W. T. Stace
The nature of the universe is proved too subtle for this dichotomy.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol II of 2)|John Addington Symonds
Another point of difference from Catenicella is the non-gemination of the cell at the dichotomy of a branch.Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1.|John MacGillivray
Dichotomy (dī-koto-mi), a cutting in two; a division by pairs.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
One almost senses a dichotomy between Franklin the politician and Franklin the man and moralist.Benjamin Franklin|Frank Luther Mott
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).