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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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Among tropical American palms about two thirds are solitary and one third of the species are cespitose and less than 1% branch dichotomously (Table 3).
Diagnosis: Trimma haimassum is characterized by a relatively deep body, numerous irregular scales with about 30 lateral rows and over 15 scales in the anterior transverse series, a fifth pelvic fin ray that branches twice dichotomously, usually a somewhat elongate second dorsal spine reaching to a little beyond the spine of the second dorsal fin, no scales on the midline of the predorsal region, cheek or opercle, a moderately wide bony interorbital that is about 55% the width of the pupil and with a fleshy median ridge between the eyes, and a dermal ridge anterior to the first dorsal spine.
Transaction type is defined dichotomously as self-generated (users transacting questions they have determined for themselves) or imposed (agent users in the library seeking information on behalf of someone else).
Providing a biological example, Albert explains that, according to the Platonists, the genus animal can be dichotomously divided into blooded and bloodless, but the resulting form blooded animal can itself be divided by further differentiae.
The Activities, Occupations, and Abilities scales are scored dichotomously.
Rural" is coded dichotomously based on the population density variable provided by Pew.
The items were dichotomously scored (0 = incorrect response, 1 = correct response) with a high total score reflecting a high level of educational measurement knowledge.
Although often dichotomously categorized as either embryonic or adult, they actually represent a continuum of cell types that can transform into end-product tissue.
Once the coding themes were identified, each response was coded dichotomously (yes/no) for the presence of the theme within the response.
The index score was obtained by counting/summing 11 dichotomously scored items.
Peltzman's implicit prescription to achieve efficiency is to devise processes for policy decision making that dichotomously separate efficiency and wealth distribution, allowing government to enhance efficiency.