Dichotomy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |daɪˈkɑːtəmi|  American pronunciation of the word dichotomy
Brit.  |dʌɪˈkɒtəmi|  British pronunciation of the word dichotomy

noun

- being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses(syn: duality)

the dichotomy between eastern and western culture

Examples

Her essay discusses the dichotomy between good and evil in the author's novels.

...her outfit is a sartorial dichotomy: an elegant gown and ratty old tennis shoes...

At the close of this millennium, the favored dichotomy features a supposed battle called “the science wars."

The clearest dichotomy is between the winners and the losers.

the dichotomy between eastern and western culture

... to insist on its being either symbol or fact is to dwell needlessly on a false dichotomy.

... the Inuit concept of their environment was centred around the dichotomy between land and sea.

Word forms

noun
singular: dichotomy
plural: dichotomies
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