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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.


(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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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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In addition to a statistical equivalence with the classical model (with statistics relative to the dichotomous model possibly boosted due to the artifact just mentioned) the quadratic model did fit the data better from a qualitative point of view, as evidenced by a larger portion of explained variance and a higher adequacy of the curve to follow the dispersion of points in Figure 1.
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Furthermore, by utilizing contemporary African and African diaspora religions and applying methods that are traditionally employed in contemporary studies of conversion in Africa and the African Diaspora the book highlights the themes of cultural complexity and multiple religious identities in late antique Nubia and note that like other forms of African Christianity that have been shaped by African traditional religions and culture, Nubian Christianity was fundamentally African, and that conventional views about religious conversion that privilege Pagan-vs-Christian dichotomous discourses are incorrect and fundamentally seek to limit indigenous perspectives that upset Christian triumphalism.
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