Synonyms of dichotomy
divisionDictionary • a dichotomy between the academic world and the industrial world
division • a division into two independent factions
gulf • the gulf between rural and urban life
split • a split in the party
separation • a permanent separation from his son
polarity • the polarities of good and evil
usage note:Dichotomy should always refer to a division of some kind into two groups. It is sometimes used to refer to a puzzling situation, which seems to involve a contradiction, but this use is thought by many to be incorrect, and dilemma is a more appropriate alternative.
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• a division into two independent factions
gulfA gulf is an important or significant difference between two people, things, or groups.
• the gulf between rural and urban life
polarityIf there is a polarity between two people or things, they are completely different from each other in some way.
• the polarities of good and evil
Thesaurus for dichotomy from the Collins English Thesaurus
division into two parts or classifications, esp when they are sharply distinguished or opposed