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dichotomy

noun [C usually singular]     /daɪˈkɒt.ə.mi/ US  /-ˈkɑː.t̬ə-/ formal
a difference between two completely opposite ideas or things: There is often a dichotomy between what politicians say and what they do.Opposites
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