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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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24) As, again, the scenes unroll on a university campus, the dichotomization of East and West marks the scene of a "return" to right practice through the issue of female visibility and care of the body.
The MCID for the 6MWT was calculated using the mean and 95% confidence interval of the difference between the longest baseline and follow-up 6MWT distances for those who reported "improvement" or "no improvement" using the aforementioned GRS dichotomization strategy.
The results demonstrated the highest sensitivity and specificity for the ratio and AIA compared with the mRS dichotomization based on a cutoff value of [less than or equal to] 2.
I have argued that the binaries implied by the dichotomization of hard and soft power are unstable to the point where they are no longer workable--that each of the terms relies on the other.
Looking for the world/fair somewhere and sometime beyond the dichotomization of presence and absence I argue that the fair works through recycling, revival and reuse, that as a rem(a)inder, it is not new.
I say this somewhat playfully, yet such a merger of curriculum perspectives represents one viable path beyond our longstanding theory/practice dichotomization of the field.
Munasinghe argues that such dichotomization "prefigured future descriptions and debates concerning the 'shrewd' yet 'vulnerable' East Indian and the 'Western-oriented' yet 'childlike' Creole" (Munasinghe, 59).
Avoiding the dichotomization of "good care" and "end-of-life care"
The use of a single-item measure for nurses' job satisfaction, and its required dichotomization, was a study limitation.
The first step of the statistical analysis was the dichotomization by the median of FHS coverage (85.
85]), it avoids the dichotomization which bedevils Western approaches.
I among sociodemographic characteristics 1 and family functioning was likely limited l given dichotomization of sociodemographic variables.