We tend to see things as if everything exists in a dichotomy... good or bad, black or white, on or off.
by jbmonday August 25, 2003
A split into two parts. In biology, used to describe physical splits. In social life, used to describe differing points of view or action.
The dichotomy between what he said in public and what he did at home was only apparent to his closest friends.
by Michael Sirois August 27, 2003
by Phizil August 28, 2003
1. Division into two usually contradictory parts or opinions.
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.
by Robert August 26, 2003
by The Ju1ce August 27, 2003
by Three August 26, 2003
A couple having sex on their first date is a dichotomy since the man is usually commended for it, yet the woman is labeled a slut more often than not.
by giovany August 07, 2006