Definition of dichotomize in English:

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Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈkɒtəmʌɪz/
Pronunciation: /dɪˈkɒtəmʌɪz/
(also dichotomise)


[with object]
Regard or represent as divided or opposed: gender is dichotomized to give two and only two categories
More example sentences
  • This variable was dichotomized to represent inconsistent condom use (condom not used every time, coded 1) versus consistent condom use (condom used every time, coded 0).
  • ‘Often bisexuals want to label themselves as lesbian or gay because occupying a middle ground is so difficult in a culture that dichotomizes sexual orientation and gender identity,’ she says.
  • Scores were dichotomized so that any numbered response to an item represented a ‘yes’ and any zero response to an item represented a ‘no.’

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