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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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The probability of dying increases as the dichotomization of wait time changes from 30 to 32 days and the effect becomes significant at 31 days.
Blood markers were dichotomized as the highest risk quartile vs the 3 lower risk quartiles combined (for all markers except HDL and apoAI, dichotomization was according to quartile with the highest concentration vs a combination of the 3 quartiles with lower concentrations; for HDL and apoAI, dichotomization was according to the lowest concentration quartile vs a combination of the 3 quartiles with the highest concentrations).
Specifically, I find his dichotomization of the natural numbers into the symbolic, 'belonging to language and defined by the local culture', and 'the natural numbers defined by the mathematics or logic' unsustainable.
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In other words, although the underlying relationship between the gold standard and diagnostic test did not change, the estimates of the AUC did change because of the unnatural dichotomization of the outcomes.
Receiver operating curves were used to define sensitivity and specificity values for the activity variables with respect to the dichotomization of the mRS.
Further, there is a possibility for additional and residual confounding, most notably from the dichotomization of many variables and from the assessment of physical activity and dietary intake from self-reports.
Wittig's critique occurs within a relatively new wave of feminism, namely feminist new materialism, which also entails the consideration of materiality as a condition for the creation and dichotomization of genders (See Hennessy; Hennessy and Ingraham).
Against this backdrop, we must necessarily return to the question of the dichotomization of the present age into Global North and South.
They tend not to think that the dichotomization of "free" and "oppressive" is relevant in the preparation of students for the realities of a modern democratic and technological society.
This dichotomization of religious systems is a product of modernity's process of secularization of societies and cultures, by which religions have become "tradition tanks" (Hervieu-Leger 2000) available for individual selective appropriations.