**trichotomous** — adjective Etymology: Late Greek trichotomein to trisect, from Greek tricha in three (akin to treis three) + tomein (akin to temnein to cut) more at three, tome Date: 1800 divided or dividing into three parts or into threes < trichotomous… … New Collegiate Dictionary

**trichotomous** — adj. [Gr. tricha, in three parts; tome, a cutting] Divided into three parts; three forked … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

**trichotomous** — See trichotomy. * * * … Universalium

**trichotomous** — tri·chot·o·mous (tri kotґə məs) [Gr. tricha three fold + tom + ous] divided into three parts … Medical dictionary

**trichotomous** — a. Three forked … New dictionary of synonyms

**trichotomous** — tri·chot·o·mous … English syllables

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**Trichotomy (mathematics)** — Generally, a trichotomy is a splitting into three disjoint parts. In mathematics, the law (or axiom) of trichotomy is most commonly the statement that for any (real) numbers x and y , exactly one of the following relations holds::xy.If applied to … Wikipedia

**Binary relation** — Relation (mathematics) redirects here. For a more general notion of relation, see Finitary relation. For a more combinatorial viewpoint, see Theory of relations. In mathematics, a binary relation on a set A is a collection of ordered pairs of… … Wikipedia

**Total order** — In set theory, a total order, linear order, simple order, or (non strict) ordering is a binary relation (here denoted by infix ≤) on some set X. The relation is transitive, antisymmetric, and total. A set paired with a total order is called a… … Wikipedia