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1. Divided or dividing into two parts or classifications.
2. Characterized by dichotomy.

di·chot′o·mous·ly adv.
di·chot′o·mous·ness n.
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(dɪˈkɒt ə məs)

1. divided or dividing into two parts.
2. of or pertaining to dichotomy.
[1680–90; < Late Latin dichotomos < Greek dichótomos. See dicho-, -tomous]
di•chot′o•mous•ly, adv.
di•chot′o•mous•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dichotomous - divided or dividing into two sharply distinguished parts or classifications
divided - separated into parts or pieces; "opinions are divided"
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