dichotomy
[ dahy-kot-uh-mee ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Late 16th century; Greek via modern Latin from Greek dikhotomia, from dikho- ‘in two, apart’ + -tomia
Synonyms
  • difference
  • disagreement
  • disunion
  • separation
  • split
Antonyms
  • agreement
  • likeness
  • sameness
  • similarity
Definition
a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different
Example
The teachers got into a debate about the dichotomy of public and private education.
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