dichotomous


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di·chot·o·mous

(dī-kot'ō-mŭs),
Denoting or characterized by dichotomy.
Synonym(s): dichotic (1)
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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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And the averaged power spectrum displays the relationship between the system, the cosine signal, and the asymmetric dichotomous noise for different underdamping and overdamping coefficients, from which we can find SR phenomenon.
While data supporting a continuous conception of symbolic value would challenge existing conceptions of representation centrality, the other way around is also interesting: in the case of a better empirical fit by a dichotomous model, the traditional conception would be strengthened after being tested.
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This method converts time to an event into a dichotomous variable.
All of the examples of plant compensatory growth that we have documented (see Figure 2) exceed (sometimes by one or two orders of magnitude) the size ranges described for the species in dichotomous keys.
Number of types of funding Index 0 to 6 ([dagger]) sources (financial capital) 1.1 NGOs Dichotomous 0: No 1: Yes 1.2 Government Dichotomous 0: No 1: Yes 1.3 Corporations Dichotomous 0: No 1: Yes 1.4 Foundations Dichotomous 0: No 1: Yes 1.5 Religious entities Dichotomous 0: No 1: Yes 1.6 Educational institutions Dichotomous 0: No 1: Yes 1.7 Communities Dichotomous 0: No 1: Yes 1.8 Individuals Dichotomous 0: No 1: Yes 1.9 Earned income Dichotomous 0: No 1: Yes 2.
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