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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 control variable Industry--Industrials is also measured dichotomously.
Moreover, if mean value is reported for dummy-coded dichotomously scored nominal variable (Male = 0 and Female = 1), value should not be interpreted as a measure of central tendency, but (assuming complete data) as proportion of females in a study sample, with a value > .
Thus, although respondents are given more options from which to choose, their answers are scored dichotomously to mirror the scoring methodology of Part I.
Likewise, a difference in the proportions of "always" and "usually" responses was identified between two elements related to the university course object that were dichotomously classified as central: "dedication" (SVP = .
Item responses are dichotomously coded (yes/no) whether dialysis initiation was perceived as traumatic, peritraumatic dissociation occurred, and whether partial or full DSM-IV-TR PTSD criteria were met.
For each case, these predictions were then dichotomously separated into whether they were correct when compared to the actual survival of the case study's patient.
The relation between religious nationalism and pan-Islamism is left untouched, creating a gap in the analysis of the party's leaders' ideological milieu: Masjumi's leadership remains dichotomously identified as spearheading nationalism in the anti-colonial struggle, and opposed to the 'nationalists' in the post-independence years.
Thinking dichotomously of dispositions as either commitments or actions limits the power of the construct by overly categorizing the interconnected dynamic of knowing, doing, believing, and caring in teaching.
Another independent variable, entrepreneurial education, was measured dichotomously, with 1 denoting a bachelor's degree or higher and 0 denoting no college degree.
Prior research has measured female board representation dichotomously, coding 1 for firms with at least one woman on the board and 0 for firms without a woman on the board (Hillman et al.