dichotomy dichotomy  /daɪ ˈkɑ tə mi/


  • (n) being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses


  1. Some economists believe that there is no dichotomy between micro and macro economic schools of thought.
  2. A fashion designer has to be aware of the dichotomy of the philosophies of masculinity and femininity.
  3. Philosophers say that there is only an ostensible dichotomy between happiness and unhappiness as removing unhappiness from one’s life does not necessarily result in happiness.


  1. “Highly Engaged” Americans Deeply Divided in Their Approach to Investing Says New Schwab Study

    SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A majority of Americans who are highly engaged across many aspects of life also grab hold of the wheel when it comes to investing, according to a new study by Charles Schwab. But a sizeable number of go-getters in life say they are not actively involved in their investment portfolio, revealing a dichotomy between how they engage in life and their behavior when it ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire

  2. Looking ahead to next year’s soccer contest between Lady Jays, Lady Crusaders

    Jefferson City and Helias have just about the perfect setup for a rivalry. Thanks to geographical proximity and the public-private dichotomy, this leads to great battles every season. This 2012-13 school year was no different.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Jefferson City News Tribune

  3. Another case for the Dallas Cowboys

    I fear this will go on for the entire offseason, but there's a real dichotomy right now in the NFL prediction business with regard to the Dallas Cowboys' prospects for the 2013 season. I have heard and read some who believe they could be one of the worst teams in the league. But while anything's possible, I personally don't see that. As of now, I think they have a strong chance to be the best ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs


  1. "Unlike larger corporations, SMEs often lack the monetary resources and IT expertise to install and maintain the type of protection needed in the face of today's growing malware threats. The real dichotomy here is that most of these companies think...
    on Oct 16, 2007 By: Peter Watkins Source: SourceWire (press release)

  2. "We just haven't seen wages respond as much as you'd expect to see at this time," said Glenn Maguire, chief economist at Societe Generale in Hong Kong. "Clearly we have a dichotomy between an extremely strong corporate sector and a sluggish...
    on Dec 20, 2006 By: Glenn Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "Todd was telling me that every time they show up in the movie, the audience applauds and is so happy to see them -- especially the people who know the show," Stiller said. "That's the interesting thing -- the dichotomy of the younger and...
    on Mar 3, 2004 By: Ben Stiller Source: NBC5.com

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