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v. di·chot·o·mized, di·chot·o·miz·ing, di·chot·o·miz·es
To separate into two parts or classifications.
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.


(daɪˈkɒtəˌmaɪz) or


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


(daɪˈkɒt əˌmaɪz)

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


Past participle: dichotomized
Gerund: dichotomizing

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Present Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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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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