Dichotomy

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Definition: Dichotomy


Quick Summary of Dichotomy


A division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different.




What is the dictionary definition of Dichotomy?

Dictionary Definition


  1. A separation or division into two; a distinction that results in such a division.
  2. Such a division involving apparently incompatible or opposite principles; a duality.
  3. logic The division of a class into two disjoint subclasses that are together comprehensive, as the division of man into white and not white.

Full Definition of Dichotomy


Division of one thing into two parts, normally differing or opposing; the state of being two-fold, having two different components. People can discuss the dichotomy of body and soul, men and women, or eastern and western culture.


Synonyms For Dichotomy


split, bisection, difference, separation, bipartition, duality

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Definition Sources


Definitions for Dichotomy are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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