Meaning of dichotomy
Pronunciation: (dī-kot'u-mē), [key]
— pl. -mies.
- division into two parts, kinds, etc.; subdivision into halves or pairs.
- division into two mutually exclusive, opposed, or contradictory groups: a dichotomy between thought and action.
- a mode of branching by constant forking, as in some stems, in veins of leaves, etc.
- the phase of the moon or of an inferior planet when half of its disk is visible.
- dichotomy (Thesaurus)