Meaning of DICHOTOMY in English


di ‧ chot ‧ o ‧ my /daɪˈkɒtəmi $ -ˈkɑː-/ BrE AmE noun ( plural dichotomies ) [countable] formal

[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Language: Greek ; Origin: dichotomia , from dichotomos 'cut in two' ]

the difference between two things or ideas that are completely opposite

dichotomy between

a dichotomy between his public and private lives

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.