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dichotomy 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/dīˈkätəmē/,
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dichotomies, plural;
  1. A division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different
    • - a rigid dichotomy between science and mysticism
  2. Repeated branching into two equal parts


  1. being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses; "the dichotomy between eastern and western culture"
  2. A dichotomy is any splitting of a whole into exactly two non-overlapping parts, meaning it is a procedure in which a whole is divided into two parts, or in half. ...
  3. Dichotomy is the third studio album by metal band Becoming the Archetype. The album features guest appearances by Devin Townsend, Ryan Clark, a soprano named Suzanne Richter, and Aslan .
  4. A cutting in two; a division; Division or distribution of genera into two species; division into two subordinate parts; The phase of the moon in which it appears bisected, or shows only half its disk, as at the quadratures; Successive division and subdivision, as of a stem of a plant or a vein ...
  5. The teaching that a human consists of two parts: body and soul. Sometimes the soul is also referred to as spirit. (See Trichotomy)
  6. When the phase is exactly 50%.
  7. The instant when an object is exactly half lit as seen from Earth. It is usually applied to the Moon or an inferior planet.
  8. A branch point on a tree that has two immediate descendents.
  9. A division into two, especially exclusive or contradictory groups or entities.
  10. event. The time and event when any object appears to be half-lit, i.e., lit from the side; having a phase angle of 90°. Sometimes called "quarter phase", even though the terms mean slightly different things and may occur as much as 2 hours apart. ...