dichotomy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “dichotomy” in the English Dictionary

"dichotomy" in British English

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dichotomynoun [C usually singular]

uk   /daɪˈkɒt.ə.mi/  us   /-ˈkɑː.t̬ə-/ formal
a ​difference between two ​completelyoppositeideas or things: There is often a dichotomy between what ​politicians say and what they do.
(Definition of dichotomy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dichotomy" in American English

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dichotomynoun [C]

 us   /dɑɪˈkɑt̬·ə·mi/ fml
the ​division of two things that are ​completely different: I ​try to ​examine the dichotomy between what ​peoplethink they are and what they do.
(Definition of dichotomy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dichotomy”
in Chinese (Simplified) 一分为二,对分…
in Turkish ayrılık, farklılık…
in Russian дихотомия…
in Polish rozdźwięk, dychotomia…
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