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Meaning of DICHOTOMIZE

Pronunciation:  dI'kâtu`mIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  divide into two opposing groups or kinds
 

DICHOTOMIZE is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: dichotomise
 
 See Also: assort, class, classify, separate, sort, sort out

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.]
    
             The apostolical benediction dichotomizes all good
             things into grace and peace.          --Bp. Hall.
    
    2. (Astron.) To exhibit as a half disk. See {Dichotomy}, 3.
       ``[The moon] was dichotomized.'' --Whewell.
    
    
  2. \Di*chot"o*mize\, v. i.
    To separate into two parts; to branch dichotomously; to
    become dichotomous.
    
    
 

 

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