dichotomous


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di·chot·o·mous

(dī-kot'ō-mŭs),
Denoting or characterized by dichotomy.
Synonym(s): dichotic (1)

dichotomous

  1. (of a plant, such as many algal species) branching by repeated division into two equal parts.
  2. (of characters) choosing between two possibilities. See KEY, IDENTIFICATION.
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Biological sex was measured as a dichotomous variable on the basis of respondent self-report.
Teaching students to integrate concepts of plant compensatory growth and to understand why growth varies in some plant parts reinforces the value of dichotomous keys and strengthens the students' ability to successfully use these aids for meaningful identification.
When the dichotomous indicators of weight are considered (overweight/obese, obese only, overweight only), probit estimates provide baseline and bivariate probits are used to account for the endogeneity of health insurance.
Finally, the use of both a dichotomous and a four-level categorical sexual partner variable was valuable.
With regard to the comparison of the 2 x 2 and dichotomous models, we expected the 2 x 2 model to be a better overall predictor of enjoyment, as this model takes into account the maladaptive effects of avoidance goals on enjoyment.
Therefore, our proposed approach helps overcome the limitations of dichotomous measures and provides a more accurate and comprehensive test of the theoretical predictions.
In each of these studies, the logistic regression allowed the researcher to characterize a probability of a dichotomous event (fall) occurring, and to develop prediction equations which would allow one to evaluate the importance of various risk factors to the overall risk of falls.
Dichotomous indicators are defined for complete retirement, if the respondent reports that he is retired and not working, and for partial retirement, if the respondent reports that he is retired but continues to work part-time.
are characterized by septate hyphae with uniform diameters and dichotomous branching.
Chi-square was used to evaluate group differences on dichotomous knowledge items.
The redirection involved examining the opposite side of the dichotomous or dialectical thinking.
Distribution maps and color photographs of each species add a keen visual touch, combined with dichotomous keys for identification in both English and Spanish, to make The Amphibians And Reptiles Of El Salvador an excellent resource especially for identifying herpetofauna specimens.