Meaning of dichotomize in English:

dichotomize

(British dichotomise)

Pronunciation /dʌɪˈkɒtəmʌɪz/ /dɪˈkɒtəmʌɪz/

verb

[with object]
  • Regard or represent as divided or opposed.

    ‘the sample was dichotomized into low and high educational groups’
    • ‘these rules dichotomize love and sex’
    • ‘Scores were dichotomized so that any numbered response to an item represented a ‘yes’ and any zero response to an item represented a ‘no.’’
    • ‘The SF - 36 dimension representing role limitations due to emotional problems was dichotomised for analysis, since the original scale contains only four values.’
    • ‘Unfortunately for Hoppe's thesis, I have no a priori theoretical reason for dichotomizing the results in the way I did.’
    • ‘Modernity has trained us to not just to distinguish inward from outward actions, but to dichotomize our inner and our outer selves.’
    • ‘In an effort to pin down good guys and bad guys, or otherwise to dichotomize different approaches, various paired terms have been offered.’
    • ‘In fact, we had just as dichotomised a view as our parents did.’
    • ‘I think there's a tendency in Australia to dichotomise the city versus the bush.’
    • ‘The sample was dichotomized based on a median split of preferential negative encoding.’
    • ‘First, dichotomizing effusions into exudates and transudates by using a single cutoff point loses much of the information contained in pleural fluid tests, which generate continuous numeric results.’
    • ‘Academic performance was dichotomized into two categories: good grades (mostly As and Bs/mostly Bs and Cs) or bad grades (mostly Cs and Ds/mostly Ds and Fs).’
    • ‘Age was dichotomized to distinguish between preadolescents and adolescents.’
    • ‘Due to the small number of African-American participants, the variable race/ethnicity was dichotomized into minority and non-minority respondents.’
    • ‘Thus, examining the experiences and desires of children may help highlight the incredible complexity of negotiations across dichotomized domains such as urban and rural, traditional and modern, material and emotional.’
    • ‘When social mating systems were dichotomized, extrapair chicks were twice as frequent in monogamous as in polygynous species.’
    • ‘For these analyses, the classes of diagnoses were not dichotomized since regression analyses are well equipped to handle continuous variables and would lend further sensitivity to the analyses.’
    • ‘Both of these variables were dichotomized.’
    disunite, drive apart, break up, split up