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The synonyms of “Dichotomy” are: duality, division, separation, divorce, split, gulf, chasm
Dichotomy as a Noun
Definitions of "Dichotomy" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “dichotomy” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- Repeated branching into two equal parts.
- Being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses.
- A division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different.
Synonyms of "Dichotomy" as a noun (7 Words)
|chasm||A deep opening in the earth’s surface.|
The chasm between rich and poor.
|division||Biology a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category.|
The new clause was agreed without a division.
|divorce||The legal dissolution of a marriage by a court or other competent body.|
My divorce comes through in two weeks.
|duality||Being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses.|
This duality of purpose was discernible in the appointments.
|gulf||A large difference or division between two people or groups, or between viewpoints, concepts, or situatios.|
The widening gulf between the rich and the poor.
|separation||The action or state of moving or being moved apart.|
He hid in the separation between walls.
|split||A thing that is divided or split.|
Light squeezed through a small split in the curtain.
Usage Examples of "Dichotomy" as a noun
- The dichotomy between eastern and western culture.
- A rigid dichotomy between science and mysticism.
Associations of "Dichotomy" (30 Words)
|apportion||Give out as one’s portion or share.|
They did not apportion blame or liability to any one individual.
|asunder||Widely separated especially in space.|
As wide asunder as pole from pole.
|bifurcate||Divided into two branches or forks.|
A bifurcate tree.
|binary||A pre compiled pre linked program that is ready to run under a given operating system a binary for one operating system will not run on a different operating system.|
A binary star is a system in which two stars revolve around each other.
|cleavage||The breaking of a chemical bond in a molecule resulting in smaller molecules.|
There was a cleavage between the liberal and conservative members.
|cloven||(used of hooves) split, divided.|
|dichotomous||Exhibiting or characterized by dichotomy.|
A dichotomous view of the world.
|divergent||(of thought) using a variety of premises, especially unfamiliar premises, as bases for inference, and avoiding common limiting assumptions in making deductions.|
A divergent opinion.
|divide||A serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility.|
The last years of her life were divided between Bermuda and Paris.
|divided||Having a median strip or island between lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions.|
The deputy came back carrying a divided metal plate and a cup.
|division||A group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category.|
The plant can also be easily increased by division in autumn.
The tibia fractured from the blow of the iron pipe.
|fragmentation||(computer science) the condition of a file that is broken up and stored in many different locations on a magnetic disk.|
Fragmentation slows system performance because it takes extra time to locate and assemble the parts of the fragmented file.
|isolation||The act of isolating something; setting something apart from others.|
Isolation from family and friends may also contribute to anxiety.
|moiety||A distinct part of a large molecule.|
The enzyme removes the sulphate moiety.
|part||Force take or pull apart.|
The written part of the exam.
|partition||Divide a room into smaller rooms or areas by erecting partitions.|
|piece||Assemble something from parts or pieces.|
He needed a piece of granite.
|portion||Money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage.|
He could repeat large portions of Shakespeare.
|rive||Split or crack (wood or stone.|
The party was riven by disagreements over Europe.
|schism||Division of a group into opposing factions.|
Another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy.
|scission||A division or split between people or parties; a schism.|
This bacteriophage catalyses scission of DNA strands.
|section||Divide into sections.|
The history of this work is discussed in the next section.
|segmentation||(embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum.|
Segmentation of myocardial cells.
|segregation||A social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups.|
An official policy of racial segregation.
|separated||Separated at the joint.|
Thought of herself as alone and separated from the others.
|separation||The cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement or under a court order.|
The separation of wheat from chaff.
|simplistic||Treating complex issues and problems as if they were much simpler than they really are.|
A simplistic theory of the universe.
|split||A single thickness of split hide.|
I told him I wouldn t split on him.