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Index Dichotomy

A dichotomy is a partition of a whole (or a set) into two parts (subsets). [1]

79 relations: Binary data, Binary opposition, Biology, Bipartite, Borderline personality disorder, Botany, C++, C. P. Snow, Categorical variable, Categorization, Chinese culture, Class (set theory), Classical dichotomy, Classification of mental disorders, Clinical psychology, Collectively exhaustive events, Complement (set theory), Computer science, Conceptual model, Continuous or discrete variable, Conversations with God, Deborah Tannen, Deconstruction, Dependent and independent variables, Dialectic, Dialectical behavior therapy, Dilemma, Discretization, Discretization error, Dual (category theory), Dummy variable (statistics), East–West dichotomy, Fallacy, Fallacy of the undistributed middle, False dilemma, Gender, Gender binary, I Ching, Invertebrate, Judith Butler, Law of excluded middle, Level of measurement, Linguistics, Literature, Logic, Logistic regression, Mathematics, Mind–body dualism, Mind–body problem, Mutual exclusivity, ..., Neale Donald Walsch, Ordinal data, Orient, Partition of a set, Philosophy, Polychotomy, Probit model, Proposition, Psychiatry, Regression analysis, Semiotics, Separate spheres, Set theory, Single-access key, Social environment, Sociology, Splitting (psychology), Statistics, Taijitu, Taxonomy, The Two Cultures, Theology, Trichotomy, Trichotomy (philosophy), Val Plumwood, Vertebrate, Western world, Yin and yang, Zeno's paradoxes. Expand index (29 more) »

Binary data

Binary data is data whose unit can take on only two possible states, traditionally termed 0 and +1 in accordance with the binary numeral system and Boolean algebra.

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Binary opposition

A nebular opposition (also binary system) is a pair of related terms or concepts that are opposite in meaning.

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Biology is the natural science that studies life and living organisms, including their physical structure, chemical composition, function, development and evolution.

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Bipartite may refer to.

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Borderline personality disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD), also known as emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD), is a long-term pattern of abnormal behavior characterized by unstable relationships with other people, unstable sense of self, and unstable emotions.

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Botany, also called plant science(s), plant biology or phytology, is the science of plant life and a branch of biology.

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C++ ("see plus plus") is a general-purpose programming language.

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C. P. Snow

Charles Percy Snow, Baron Snow, CBE (15 October 1905 – 1 July 1980) was a novelist and English physical chemist who also served in several important positions in the British Civil Service and briefly in the UK government.

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Categorical variable

In statistics, a categorical variable is a variable that can take on one of a limited, and usually fixed number of possible values, assigning each individual or other unit of observation to a particular group or nominal category on the basis of some qualitative property.

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Categorization is the process in which ideas and objects are recognized, differentiated, and understood.

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Chinese culture

Chinese culture is one of the world's oldest cultures, originating thousands of years ago.

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Class (set theory)

In set theory and its applications throughout mathematics, a class is a collection of sets (or sometimes other mathematical objects) that can be unambiguously defined by a property that all its members share.

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Classical dichotomy

In macroeconomics, the classical dichotomy is the idea, attributed to classical and pre-Keynesian economics, that real and nominal variables can be analyzed separately.

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Classification of mental disorders

The classification of mental disorders is also known as psychiatric nosology or psychiatric taxonomy.

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Clinical psychology

Clinical psychology is an integration of science, theory and clinical knowledge for the purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically-based distress or dysfunction and to promote subjective well-being and personal development.

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Collectively exhaustive events

In probability theory and logic, a set of events is jointly or collectively exhaustive if at least one of the events must occur.

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Complement (set theory)

In set theory, the complement of a set refers to elements not in.

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Computer science

Computer science deals with the theoretical foundations of information and computation, together with practical techniques for the implementation and application of these foundations.

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Conceptual model

A conceptual model is a representation of a system, made of the composition of concepts which are used to help people know, understand, or simulate a subject the model represents.

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Continuous or discrete variable

In mathematics, a variable may be continuous or discrete.

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Conversations with God

Conversations with God (CwG) is a sequence of books written by Neale Donald Walsch.

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Deborah Tannen

Deborah Frances Tannen (born June 7, 1945) is an American academic and professor of linguistics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She has been a McGraw Distinguished Lecturer at Princeton University and was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences following a term in residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ.

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Deconstruction is a critique of the relationship between text and meaning originated by the philosopher Jacques Derrida.

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Dependent and independent variables

In mathematical modeling, statistical modeling and experimental sciences, the values of dependent variables depend on the values of independent variables.

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Dialectic or dialectics (διαλεκτική, dialektikḗ; related to dialogue), also known as the dialectical method, is at base a discourse between two or more people holding different points of view about a subject but wishing to establish the truth through reasoned arguments.

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Dialectical behavior therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy designed to help people suffering from borderline personality disorder.

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A dilemma (δίλημμα "double proposition") is a problem offering two unrelated possibilities, neither of which is unambiguously acceptable or preferable.

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In mathematics, discretization is the process of transferring continuous functions, models, variables, and equations into discrete counterparts.

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Discretization error

In numerical analysis, computational physics, and simulation, discretization error is the error resulting from the fact that a function of a continuous variable is represented in the computer by a finite number of evaluations, for example, on a lattice.

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Dual (category theory)

In category theory, a branch of mathematics, duality is a correspondence between the properties of a category C and the dual properties of the opposite category Cop.

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Dummy variable (statistics)

In statistics and econometrics, particularly in regression analysis, a dummy variable (also known as an indicator variable, design variable, Boolean indicator, binary variable, or qualitative variable) is one that takes the value 0 or 1 to indicate the absence or presence of some categorical effect that may be expected to shift the outcome.

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East–West dichotomy

In sociology, the East–West dichotomy is the perceived difference between the Eastern world and Western world.

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A fallacy is the use of invalid or otherwise faulty reasoning, or "wrong moves" in the construction of an argument.

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Fallacy of the undistributed middle

The fallacy of the undistributed middle (Lat. non distributio medii) is a formal fallacy that is committed when the middle term in a categorical syllogism is not distributed in either the minor premise or the major premise.

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False dilemma

A false dilemma is a type of informal fallacy in which something is falsely claimed to be an "either/or" situation, when in fact there is at least one additional option.

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Gender is the range of characteristics pertaining to, and differentiating between, masculinity and femininity.

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Gender binary

The gender binary, also referred to as gender binarism (sometimes shortened to just binarism), is the classification of sex and gender into two distinct, opposite and disconnected forms of masculine and feminine.

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I Ching

The I Ching,.

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Invertebrates are animals that neither possess nor develop a vertebral column (commonly known as a backbone or spine), derived from the notochord.

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Judith Butler

Judith Butler FBA (born February 24, 1956) is an American philosopher and gender theorist whose work has influenced political philosophy, ethics and the fields of third-wave feminist, queer and literary theory.

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Law of excluded middle

In logic, the law of excluded middle (or the principle of excluded middle) states that for any proposition, either that proposition is true or its negation is true.

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Level of measurement

Level of measurement or scale of measure is a classification that describes the nature of information within the values assigned to variables.

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Linguistics is the scientific study of language, and involves an analysis of language form, language meaning, and language in context.

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Literature, most generically, is any body of written works.

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Logic (from the logikḗ), originally meaning "the word" or "what is spoken", but coming to mean "thought" or "reason", is a subject concerned with the most general laws of truth, and is now generally held to consist of the systematic study of the form of valid inference.

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Logistic regression

In statistics, the logistic model (or logit model) is a statistical model that is usually taken to apply to a binary dependent variable.

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Mathematics (from Greek μάθημα máthēma, "knowledge, study, learning") is the study of such topics as quantity, structure, space, and change.

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Mind–body dualism

Mind–body dualism, or mind–body duality, is a view in the philosophy of mind that mental phenomena are, in some respects, non-physical,Hart, W.D. (1996) "Dualism", in A Companion to the Philosophy of Mind, ed.

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Mind–body problem

The mind–body problem is a philosophical problem concerning the relationship between the human mind and body, although it can also concern animal minds, if any, and animal bodies.

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Mutual exclusivity

In logic and probability theory, two events (or propositions) are mutually exclusive or disjoint if they cannot both occur (be true).

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Neale Donald Walsch

Neale Donald Walsch (born September 10, 1943) is an American author of the series Conversations with God.

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Ordinal data

Ordinal data is a categorical, statistical data type where the variables have natural, ordered categories and the distances between the categories is not known.

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The Orient is the East, traditionally comprising anything that belongs to the Eastern world, in relation to Europe.

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Partition of a set

In mathematics, a partition of a set is a grouping of the set's elements into non-empty subsets, in such a way that every element is included in one and only one of the subsets.

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Philosophy (from Greek φιλοσοφία, philosophia, literally "love of wisdom") is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.

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A polychotomy (päl′i kät′ə mē; plural polychotomies) is a division or separation into many parts or classes.

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Probit model

In statistics, a probit model is a type of regression where the dependent variable can take only two values, for example married or not married.

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The term proposition has a broad use in contemporary analytic philosophy.

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Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mental disorders.

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Regression analysis

In statistical modeling, regression analysis is a set of statistical processes for estimating the relationships among variables.

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Semiotics (also called semiotic studies) is the study of meaning-making, the study of sign process (semiosis) and meaningful communication.

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Separate spheres

Terms such as separate spheres and domestic–public dichotomy refer to a social phenomenon, within modern societies that feature, to some degree, an empirical separation between a domestic or private sphere and a public or social sphere.

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Set theory

Set theory is a branch of mathematical logic that studies sets, which informally are collections of objects.

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Single-access key

In phylogenetics, a single-access key (also called dichotomous key, sequential key, analytical key, or pathway key) is an identification key where the sequence and structure of identification steps is fixed by the author of the key.

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Social environment

The social environment, social context, sociocultural context or milieu refers to the immediate physical and social setting in which people live or in which something happens or develops.

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Sociology is the scientific study of society, patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture.

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Splitting (psychology)

Splitting (also called black-and-white thinking or all-or-nothing thinking) is the failure in a person's thinking to bring together the dichotomy of both positive and negative qualities of the self and others into a cohesive, realistic whole.

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Statistics is a branch of mathematics dealing with the collection, analysis, interpretation, presentation, and organization of data.

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A taijitu (w) is a symbol or diagram (图 tú) in Chinese philosophy representing Taiji (太极 tàijí "great pole" or "supreme ultimate") representing both its monist (wuji) and its dualist (yin and yang) aspects.

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Taxonomy (general) is the practice and science of classification of things or concepts, including the principles that underlie such classification.

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The Two Cultures

The Two Cultures is the first part of an influential 1959 Rede Lecture by British scientist and novelist C. P. Snow.

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Theology is the critical study of the nature of the divine.

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A trichotomy is a splitting into three parts, and, apart from its normal literal meaning, can refer to.

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Trichotomy (philosophy)

A trichotomy is a three-way classificatory division.

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Val Plumwood

Val Plumwood (11 August 1939 – 29 February 2008) was an Australian philosopher and ecofeminist known for her work on anthropocentrism.

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Vertebrates comprise all species of animals within the subphylum Vertebrata (chordates with backbones).

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Western world

The Western world refers to various nations depending on the context, most often including at least part of Europe and the Americas.

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Yin and yang

In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang (and; 陽 yīnyáng, lit. "dark-bright", "negative-positive") describes how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another.

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Zeno's paradoxes

Zeno's paradoxes are a set of philosophical problems generally thought to have been devised by Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea (c. 490–430 BC) to support Parmenides' doctrine that contrary to the evidence of one's senses, the belief in plurality and change is mistaken, and in particular that motion is nothing but an illusion.

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