Meaning of DICHOTOMY in English

DICHOTOMY

noun

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■ ADJECTIVE

simple

The value of such a simple dichotomy is questionable.

One importance of the continuum is that it is a more precise form of categorisation than the simple dichotomy .

There are, as always, certain complications to this simple dichotomy .

In reality, it is often much harder to classify actual systems unambiguously than this simple dichotomy would suggest.

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And what of the masculine/feminine dichotomy ?

In the Arts Council's rhetoric of liberal synthesis, dichotomies are for ever being overcome by acts of sheer good will.

Is there really a dichotomy of interests between the two?

It continues the gender dichotomy of men as mind, women as body.

Maybe wrestling with the love / hate, personal / political dichotomy is why he killed himself.

This dichotomy is not really physically consistent.

Two dichotomies are helpful in examining this area of discourse.

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