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dichotomy

di·chot·o·my

dichotomy

 
pronunciation:
daI ka t mi
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part of speech: noun
inflections: dichotomies
definition 1: division or separation into two usu. opposed parts, positions, or opinions.
The dichotomy between his statements and his actions marks him as a hypocrite.
definition 2: in botany, the characteristic of branching or dividing into two equal-sized limbs, veins, or the like.