polychotomy


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polychotomy

(ˌpɒlɪˈkɒtəmɪ)
n
the division of something into multiple parts
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Nevertheless, the ospAB phylogeny contains 1 polychotomy.
Knowledge representation-whether in the mind, on the shelf, or over the Internet--is still subject to the polychotomy of human expression and classification.