dichotomize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dichotomize divide into two opposing groups or kinds
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dichotomize To cut into two parts; to part into two divisions; to divide into pairs; to bisect. "The apostolical benediction dichotomizes all good things into grace and peace."
    • Dichotomize (Astron) To exhibit as a half disk. See Dichotomy, 3. "The moon] was dichotomized ."
    • v. i Dichotomize To separate into two parts; to branch dichotomously; to become dichotomous.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dichotomize To cut into two parts; divide into pairs; specifically, to classify by subdivision into pairs.
    • dichotomize To separate into pairs; become dichotomous.
    • dichotomize Also spelled dichotomise.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Dichotomous

Usage

In literature:

Branched dichotomously; branches short, incrassated, truncate.
"Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1." by John MacGillivray
It was dichotomous, but only once.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
So we reject the old dualism, its dichotomized universe, its two sorts of authority, its prodigious and arbitrary supernaturalism.
"Preaching and Paganism" by Albert Parker Fitch
Other peoples have a similar dichotomous organisation; but it is either not based on the totem kins or they have fallen into the background.
"Kinship Organisations and Group Marriage in Australia" by Northcote W. Thomas
The colonies are usually richly branched upon the dichotomous plan and the entire colony is contractile.
"Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole" by Gary N. Calkins
Dichotomous, paired, regularly forked.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
They do not arise from the dichotomic process of classification, but from the polar relations of things.
"The Religious Sentiment" by Daniel G. Brinton
The genus is marked by its surface-net supported at the tips of the dichotomously branched divisions of the columella.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
Inflorescentia axillaris, cymosa: cymi dichotome stipulati.
"The Highlands of Ethiopia" by William Cornwallis Harris
Thallus radiate or dichotomous, the epidermis usually porose.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
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In news:

An equally dichotomous piece of musical theater.
The front page of the March 1 edition of the Montgomery Advertiser appears to present a dichotomous view of casino gambling in the state of Alabama.
Frank Ocean, Golden Million Dollar Babies, And Rap's Dichotomous Views On Sexuality.
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In science:

For every physical ob ject x, every property f ∈ E is associated with x in a dichotomic way, so that one briefly says that every f ∈ E either is possessed or it is not possessed by x.
Embedding QM into an objective framework
Let us refer, for the sake of simplicity, to the inequalities propounded by Clauser et al. in 1969 (CHSH’s inequalities ).(5) Then, the quantum inequalities corresponding to CHSH’s inequalities relate (dichotomic) observables, hence macroscopic properties, and can be checked.
Embedding QM into an objective framework
Alas, this dichotomic splitting to basic theory and phenomenology is basical ly false: reality is rather described by a continuous spectrum than by two peaks, there are even cases of mixed states.
Strange Quark Matter Theory
Nonlocality has been studied commonly in the operational perspective based on Bell’s inequalities for bipartite two-dimensional systems with dichotomic measurements.
D-outcome measurement for a nonlocality test
The generalization of a dichotomic measurement to an arbitrary finite number of outcomes for a nonlocality test of a CV state was proposed by Brukner et al. as establishing a correspondence between a CV and a discrete system of an arbitrary finite dimension.
D-outcome measurement for a nonlocality test
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