dichotomous dichotomous

Definition(s):

  • (adj) divided or dividing into two sharply distinguished parts or classifications

Usage(s):

  1. What we have now is such an either-or dichotomous view: you're either productive and working or irrational and not working.
  2. Well, those two things do seem a bit dichotomous.

News

  • Pandora Could Die If It Doesn't Start Listening

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Pandora has no choice but to aggressively shift the prevailing discussion surrounding Internet radio. Shift it away from royalties. It's not that royalties aren't important. They are. But they're merely part of what should be -- but, at least in the broad public sphere of dichotomous debate, isn't -- a much larger discussion. Pandora does not dominate the conversation on ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: TheStreet.com

Quotes

  1. Scott said these bills tap into American cultural values of free speech and equality, but with the intended result of allowing the students themselves to "flip over to this dichotomous thinking that God must have created us."
    on May 1, 2008 By: Eugenie Scott Source: FOXNews

  2. Kucinich, a six-term congressman from Ohio and a favorite of the political left, began his 20-minute speech by waxing philosophic about the "disconnect" in our society that "created dichotomous thinking ...... of us versus them."
    on Mar 31, 2007 By: Dennis Kucinich Source: Grays Harbor Daily World

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