Dichotomy – A division into two parts or kinds that are entirely different
To remember the definition of the word dichotomy, use the following mnemonic:
To dye my cotton vest was mean (dichotomy) because now my partner won't walk with me: it's as if we are two separate parts.
Examples of dichotomy in a sentence
For my finals I am going to write an essay on the dichotomy of heaven and hell.
Nature or nurture is a dichotomy that has been debated throughout history.
The dichotomy of public and private education is often an opinionated discussion.