dichotomize


dichotomize
v.t. & i. [Gr. dicha, in two; temnein, to cut]
To cut into two parts; to divide into pairs.

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  • Dichotomize — Di*chot o*mize, v. i. To separate into two parts; to branch dichotomously; to become dichotomous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dichotomize — Di*chot o*mize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dichotomized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dichotomizing}.] [See {Dichotomous}.] 1. To cut into two parts; to part into two divisions; to divide into pairs; to bisect. [R.] [1913 Webster] The apostolical benediction… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dichotomize — I verb apportion, bifurcate, bisect, branch, cleave in two, cut in halves, cut in two, detach, disconnect, disjoin, dissect, dissever, disunite, divaricate, diverge, divide, fragment, furcate, halve, keep apart, part, partition, rend, rive,… …   Law dictionary

  • dichotomize — [dī kät′ə mīz΄] vt. dichotomized, dichotomizing [see DICHOTOMY & IZE] to divide or separate into two parts vi. to undergo or exhibit dichotomy dichotomist [dī kät′əmist] n. dichotomization n …   English World dictionary

  • dichotomize — verb ( mized; mizing) Etymology: Late Latin dichotomos Date: 1606 transitive verb to divide into two parts, classes, or groups intransitive verb to exhibit dichotomy • dichotomization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dichotomize — dichotomist /duy kot euh mist/, n. dichotomistic, adj. dichotomization, n. /duy kot euh muyz /, v., dichotomized, dichotomizing. v.t. 1. to divide or separate into two parts, kinds, etc. v.i. 2. to become divided into two parts; form a dichotomy …   Universalium

  • dichotomize — verb To separate (or be separated) into parts or classifications …   Wiktionary

  • dichotomize — or dichotomise dʌɪ kɒtəmʌɪz, dɪ verb regard or represent as divided or opposed …   English new terms dictionary

  • dichotomize — di·chot·o·mize …   English syllables

  • dichotomize — di•chot•o•mize [[t]daɪˈkɒt əˌmaɪz[/t]] v. mized, miz•ing 1) to divide or separate into two parts or kinds 2) to become divided into two parts; form a dichotomy • Etymology: 1600–10 di•chot′o•mist mɪst n. di•chot o•mis′tic, adj. di•chot… …   From formal English to slang


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