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dichotomy

1. Logic the division of a class into two mutually exclusive subclasses
2. Botany a simple method of branching by repeated division into two equal parts
3. the phase of the moon, Venus, or Mercury when half of the disc is visible

dichotomy

(dÿ-kot -ŏ-mee) The moment of exact half-phase of the Moon, Mercury, or Venus.

dichotomy

[dī′käd·ə·mē]
(astronomy)
The phase of the moon or an inferior planet at which exactly half of its disk is illuminated and the terminator is a straight line.
(biology)
Divided in two parts.
Repeated branching or forking.
(computer science)
A division into two subordinate classes; for example, all white and all nonwhite, or all zero and all nonzero.
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This dichotomic variable (yes/no) determines whether high school students dedicate their free time to being with their family.
c] is a dichotomic variable which takes the value of 1 if c is a female cohort and 0 otherwise.
In the context of Europeanization, their reviewed research traces a set of three dichotomic situations for the cases under study: "de-parlamentarisation versus re-parlamentarisation", "bureaucratisation versus politicisation" and "centralisation versus diffusion".
Both incredibly durable, Aquarelle and Mosaique — like the complete Affinity collection — embrace the Brentano Design Studio's dichotomic love of painterly forms and clean, sharp motifs.
This fact limits the present study in light of the dichotomic answer "yes" or "no" and suggests that future studies develop questions that allow one to identify the intensity of simulator use;
This expression illustrates a dichotomic division between the two dimensions, with a scale image of constantly striving to maintain a delicate balance between parental and professional aspects of life.
Desarrollos del analisis factorial para el estudio de items dicotomicos y ordinales [Development of factor analysis for study of dichotomic and ordinal items].
The international human rights instruments that evolved much later than these seminal national approaches still reflect subtle aspects of this dichotomic thinking but in a much more complex way.
In order to measure the level of e-government development, we defined four categories of indicators: accountability, political dialogue, citizen dialogue and web accessibility, comprised of dichotomic variables --with the exception of the variables that comprise the citizen dialogue category.
ij] determined by the above procedures using a dichotomic optimization [3] realized with exact electrostatic calculations in the error range.
Since labor situation is a dichotomic variable (formal and informal) and complete secondary schooling is the baseline, it may be stated that young people with incomplete primary education have a 70 times chance in admittance to informal labor than those who complete secondary schooling.