dichotomy


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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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The first step in determining the dominance of functions is to look at the Judging-Perceiving dichotomy (Myers et al, 1998), if a person has a judging indicator, then his thinking-feeling dichotomy might be extravert and intuitive-sensing indicator would be introvert.
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mission dichotomy, any attempt to establish a firm leadership philosophy, will likely result in a one-sided concept that addresses only the relationship between the leader and followers.
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