## What is another word for dichotomy?

Pronunciation: [da͡ɪkˈɒtəmɪ] (IPA)

Dichotomy refers to a division or contrast between two things that are represented as being entirely different. Some synonyms for dichotomy include polarity, contrast, duality, division, bifurcation, separation, and twofoldness. Polarity refers to two opposing forces or qualities, while duality describes the existence of two contrasting elements. Division and separation both suggest a split or disconnection between two things, while bifurcation implies a more dramatic splitting into two distinct branches. Twofoldness refers to the existence of two parts or components that complement each other. Each of these synonyms captures a slightly different aspect of the idea of dichotomy, highlighting the range of ways in which we might conceptualize a divided reality.

# Synonyms for Dichotomy:

• ### n.

bisection group

• ### Other relevant words:

• Other relevant words (adjective): Other relevant words (noun):

## What are the paraphrases for Dichotomy?

Paraphrases are restatements of text or speech using different words and phrasing to convey the same meaning.
##### Paraphrases are highlighted according to their relevancy:
- highest relevancy
- medium relevancy
- lowest relevancy

## What are the hypernyms for Dichotomy?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

## What are the hyponyms for Dichotomy?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

# What are the opposite words for dichotomy?

Dichotomy, from the Greek word dichotomia, refers to a division or contrast between two things that are completely opposite or distinct from each other. Its antonyms could be "unity," "wholeness," "harmony," or "synthesis." Unity is the opposite of dichotomy as it suggests an absence of division and a sense of oneness, while harmony refers to a pleasant combination of different elements instead of a sharp contrast. Wholeness and synthesis imply an integrated whole where distinct elements have come together to form a cohesive unit. In contrast, dichotomy can also be counteracted by the word "continuum," which suggests a gradual transition between two points, or "similarity" that describes two things with shared or overlapping traits.

## What are the antonyms for Dichotomy?

• ### n.

division noun

## Usage examples for Dichotomy

And just as in his photo, there was a genuine dichotomy between his face, which looked to be early forties and unwrinkled, and his gray eyes, which were much older.
"Syndrome"
Thomas Hoover
The first dichotomy passes into a second.
"John Dewey's logical theory"
Delton Thomas Howard
This dichotomy is curious.
"Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema"
Sam Vaknin

## Famous quotes with Dichotomy

• The dichotomy between art and industry is totally dysfunctional in terms of film.
Ann Macbeth
• Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.
Pablo Picasso
• Jamie doesn't like to do anything hastily, and I like to do everything incredibly hastily. So therein you have the dichotomy of our patterns.