From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
A dichotomy is any splitting of a whole into exactly two non-overlapping parts.
In other words, it is a mutually exclusive bipartition of elements. i.e. nothing can belong simultaneously to both parts, and everything must belong to one part or the other. They are often contrasting and spoken of as "opposites." The term comes from dichotomos (divided): dich- ([in] two) temnein (to cut).
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