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di·chot·o·my

(dī-kot'ō-mē),
Division into two parts.
[G. dichotomia, a cutting in two, fr. dicha, in two, + tomē, a cutting]

dichotomy

(dī-kŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. dichoto·mies
1. A division into two contrasting things or parts: "the dichotomy of the one and the many" (Louis Auchincloss).
2. Astronomy The phase of the moon, Mercury, or Venus when half of the disk is illuminated.
3. Botany Branching characterized by successive forking into two approximately equal divisions.

dichotomy

[dīkot′əmē]
Etymology: Gk, dicha, in two, temnein, to cut
a division or separation into two equal parts.

dichotomy

, dichotomization (dī-kot′ŏ-mē) (dī-kot″ŏ-mĭ-zā′shŏn) [Gr. dicha, twofold, + tome, incision]
1. Bifurcation of a vein.
2. Cutting or dividing into two parts.
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Perhaps one of the most dangerous problems that results from the promotion of this highly gendered worldview based on gender dichotomization, fear-mongering about the sexual problems of unmarried people, and the conflation of sexual violence and consensual sex is the distortion in the intended message that arises about the actual danger of unprotected sexual interactions (not to mention the distortions in how teens respond to these messages).
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