Word of the Day – Dichotomy

By July 31, 2019 Word of the Day

Dichotomy (noun)


A division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different.

Late 16th century via modern Latin from Greek dikhotomia, from dikho- ‘in two, apart’ + -tomia

Example sentences

“sadly there’s a great dichotomy between science and religion.”

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