how to pronounce dichotomy


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dichotomy is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of dichotomy in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… from this kind of dichotomy of good …”

meanings of dichotomy


  1. The division of a class into two disjoint subclasses that are together comprehensive, as the division of man into white and not white.
  2. Such a division involving apparently incompatible or opposite principles; a duality.
  3. A separation or division into two; a distinction that results in such a division.
  4. A phase of the moon when it appears half lit and half dark, as at the quadratures.
  5. Division and subdivision; bifurcation, as of a stem of a plant or a vein of the body into two parts as it proceeds from its origin; often successive.
  6. The division of a genus into two species; a division into two subordinate parts.

dichotomy frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word dichotomy occurs in english on average 2.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics dichotomy can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that dichotomy can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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