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Definition of Dichotomy

Dichotomy

  1. A cutting in two; a division.
  2. Division or distribution of genera into two species; division into two subordinate parts.
  3. That phase of the moon in which it appears bisected, or shows only half its disk, as at the quadratures.
  4. Successive division and subdivision, as of a stem of a plant or a vein of the body, into two parts as it proceeds from its origin; successive bifurcation.
  5. The place where a stem or vein is forked.
  6. Division into two; especially, the division of a class into two subclasses opposed to each other by contradiction, as the division of the term man into white and not white.

Dichotomy Quotations

Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.
Pablo Picasso

Google has placed its faith in data, while Apple worships the power of design. This dichotomy made the two companies complementary. Apple would ship the phones and computers, while Google would provide Maps, Search, YouTube, and other web tools that made the devices more useful.
Ben Parr

I think I appear very innocent and soft, but I'm actually very dark and edgy. It's a weird dichotomy.
Rebel Wilson

I love having a man in my life, and being his woman at the end of the day. I know it's a dichotomy.
Eva Mendes

One of the great privileges of having grown up in a middle-class literary English household, but having gone to school in the front lines in Southeast London, was that I became half-street-urchin and half-good-boy at home. I knew that dichotomy was possible.
Daniel Day-Lewis
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Dichotomy Translations

dichotomy in German is auf dem Wert 2 basierend, Dichotomie

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