dichotomize


Also found in: Thesaurus.

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
they had been dichotomizing
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?"
References in periodicals archive ?
This is unfortunate, since traditional arts don't dichotomize between beauty and utility.
Rutherford critiques the dominant narratives used to understand agrarian struggles in postcolonial Zimbabwe which dichotomize between those 'for' and those 'against' the land reform.
Thus the aim of the present study is to analyze IIT of India and the World and to dichotomize IIT into HIIT and VIIT to depict the trade pattern on the basis of product quality.
It is a form of helping, like 'pay-it-forward,' designed to give without relating and to make the helped independent of the helper; its aim is to engage but only to separate, to reach-out but only to dichotomize; it is a technology encoding for the dream of flight from others, the self, and the earth.
Refusing to dichotomize science and religion, Knight insists that "science grew out of a religious impulse to understand God through His works" (106).
One of the deadliest weapons of the religiosity of Empire is to dichotomize reality.
The current "politically correct" trend is to dichotomize the secular and what pertains to one's consciential convictions, or as the world would call it, religion.
But, why dichotomize? Why put labels of scientism or romanticism on humanists who have different reading passions?
I don't think it helps when researchers dichotomize conditions as behavioral or biological.
Yet we tend to dichotomize: We pray for peace and call for justice, but we allow our governments to function in ways that erode any chance of either.
It does not need to dichotomize patients into medical or mental health and substance abuse silos based on payment streams.
While there has been some tendency to dichotomize these two approaches, instruction of any kind is more effective when it is supported by evidence of its success.