Definition of Dichotomize

1. Verb. Divide into two opposing groups or kinds.

Exact synonyms: Dichotomise
Generic synonyms: Assort, Class, Classify, Separate, Sort, Sort Out
Derivative terms: Dichotomisation, Dichotomization, Dichotomy



Definition of Dichotomize

1. v. t. To cut into two parts; to part into two divisions; to divide into pairs; to bisect.

2. v. i. To separate into two parts; to branch dichotomously; to become dichotomous.

Definition of Dichotomize

1. Verb. To separate (or be separated) into parts or classifications ¹

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Definition of Dichotomize

1. [v -MIZED, -MIZING, -MIZES]

Medical Definition of Dichotomize

1. 1. To cut into two parts; to part into two divisions; to divide into pairs; to bisect. "The apostolical benediction dichotomizes all good things into grace and peace." (Bp. Hall) 2. To exhibit as a half disk. See Dichotomy. 3. "[The moon] was dichotomized." Origin: See Dichotomous. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Dichotomize

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1. Lake Superior: Its Physical Character, Vegetation, and Animals, Compared by Louis Agassiz, James Elliot Cabot (1850)
"The other rays dichotomize in the same manner as those of the caudal. The anal, longer than broad, is placed opposite and somewhat behind the dorsal. ..."

2. Report on the Geological Survey of the State of Iowa by Iowa Geological Survey, James Hall, Josiah Dwight Whitney (1858)
"SURFACE marked by regular rounded plications, eighteen or twenty of which are on each side of the mesial fold and sinus : some of these dichotomize near the ..."

3. Annual of the Universal Medical Sciences edited by [Anonymus AC02809657] (1895)
"The tortuous and varicose fibrils which originate from them dichotomize under the epithelium or its deep layers and terminate in the epithelium. ..."

4. Observations on the Structure of Fossil Plants Found in the Carboniferous Strata by Edward William Binney (1875)
"Certainly I have never seen it dichotomize into smaller roots, although other observers may have been more fortunate. Professor Williamson, in his ..."

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