dichotomize


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di·chot·o·mize

 (dī-kŏt′ə-mīz′)
v. di·chot·o·mized, di·chot·o·miz·ing, di·chot·o·miz·es
v.tr.
To separate into two parts or classifications.
v.intr.
To be or become divided into parts or branches; fork.

di·chot′o·mist (-mĭst) n.
di·chot′o·mi·za′tion (-mĭ-zā′shən) n.

dichotomize

(daɪˈkɒtəˌmaɪz) or

dichotomise

vb
to divide or become divided into two parts or classifications
diˈchotomist n
diˌchotomiˈzation, diˌchotomiˈsation n

di•chot•o•mize

(daɪˈkɒt əˌmaɪz)

v. -mized, -miz•ing. v.t.
1. to divide or separate into two parts or kinds.
v.i.
2. to become divided into two parts; form a dichotomy.
[1600–10]
di•chot′o•mist (-mɪst) n.
di•chot`o•mis′tic, adj.
di•chot`o•mi•za′tion, n.

dichotomize


Past participle: dichotomized
Gerund: dichotomizing

Imperative
dichotomize
dichotomize
Present
I dichotomize
you dichotomize
he/she/it dichotomizes
we dichotomize
you dichotomize
they dichotomize
Preterite
I dichotomized
you dichotomized
he/she/it dichotomized
we dichotomized
you dichotomized
they dichotomized
Present Continuous
I am dichotomizing
you are dichotomizing
he/she/it is dichotomizing
we are dichotomizing
you are dichotomizing
they are dichotomizing
Present Perfect
I have dichotomized
you have dichotomized
he/she/it has dichotomized
we have dichotomized
you have dichotomized
they have dichotomized
Past Continuous
I was dichotomizing
you were dichotomizing
he/she/it was dichotomizing
we were dichotomizing
you were dichotomizing
they were dichotomizing
Past Perfect
I had dichotomized
you had dichotomized
he/she/it had dichotomized
we had dichotomized
you had dichotomized
they had dichotomized
Future
I will dichotomize
you will dichotomize
he/she/it will dichotomize
we will dichotomize
you will dichotomize
they will dichotomize
Future Perfect
I will have dichotomized
you will have dichotomized
he/she/it will have dichotomized
we will have dichotomized
you will have dichotomized
they will have dichotomized
Future Continuous
I will be dichotomizing
you will be dichotomizing
he/she/it will be dichotomizing
we will be dichotomizing
you will be dichotomizing
they will be dichotomizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dichotomizing
you have been dichotomizing
he/she/it has been dichotomizing
we have been dichotomizing
you have been dichotomizing
they have been dichotomizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dichotomizing
you will have been dichotomizing
he/she/it will have been dichotomizing
we will have been dichotomizing
you will have been dichotomizing
they will have been dichotomizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dichotomizing
you had been dichotomizing
he/she/it had been dichotomizing
we had been dichotomizing
you had been dichotomizing
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Conditional
I would dichotomize
you would dichotomize
he/she/it would dichotomize
we would dichotomize
you would dichotomize
they would dichotomize
Past Conditional
I would have dichotomized
you would have dichotomized
he/she/it would have dichotomized
we would have dichotomized
you would have dichotomized
they would have dichotomized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dichotomize - divide into two opposing groups or kinds
class, classify, sort out, assort, sort, separate - arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
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