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DICHOTOMY

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French Equivalent: Dichotomie

Definition:
A division of the members of a population, or sample, into two groups. The definition of the groups may be in terms of a measurable variable but is more often based on quantitative characteristics or attributes.

Source Publication:
A Dictionary of Statistical Terms, 5th edition, prepared for the International Statistical Institute by F.H.C. Marriott. Published for the International Statistical Institute by Longman Scientific and Technical.

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Sunday, May 19, 2002

Last updated on Monday, March 03, 2003