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3 definitions found
 for dichotomize
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dichotomize \Di*chot"o*mize\, v. i.
     To separate into two parts; to branch dichotomously; to
     become dichotomous.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dichotomize \Di*chot"o*mize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Dichotomized; p. pr. & vb. n. Dichotomizing.] [See
     Dichotomous.]
     1. To cut into two parts; to part into two divisions; to
        divide into pairs; to bisect. [R.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The apostolical benediction dichotomizes all good
              things into grace and peace.          --Bp. Hall.
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     2. (Astron.) To exhibit as a half disk. See Dichotomy, 3.
        "[The moon] was dichotomized." --Whewell.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dichotomize
      v 1: divide into two opposing groups or kinds [syn:
           dichotomize, dichotomise]

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