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dichotomy

noun [C usually singular] uk   /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.
Translations of “dichotomy”
in Russian дихотомия…
in Turkish ayrılık, farklılık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一分为二,对分…
in Polish rozdźwięk, dychotomia…
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