Meaning of “dichotomy” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “dichotomy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 people think they are and what they do.

(Definition of “dichotomy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)