Definition for DI-CHOT'O-MY

DI-CHOT'O-MY, n. [Gr. διχοτομια, a division into two parts; διχα and τεμνω, to cut.]

  1. Division or distribution of ideas by pairs. [Little used.] – Watts.
  2. In astronomy, that phase of the moon in which it appears bisected, or shows only half its disk, as at the quadratures. – Encyc.

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