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# Difference Between Dichotomy and Binary

Dichotomy is the segregation of an idea or observation into two parts. Carrying out a dichotomy means drawing a succinct distinction between two things. The binary is the state of existing as one of two mutually exclusive events.

## What is dichotomy?

### Definition:

Dichotomy is the separation of an idea or observation into two parts. Carrying out a dichotomy means drawing a succinct distinction between two things.

### Features:

The two parts of a dichotomy have features that are distinct for them. The two parts or variables are jointly exhaustive and mutually exclusive. Jointly exhaustive means that everything belongs to one class or the other. Mutually exclusive means that one part is different from the other and does not include the second part.

### Example:

A type of dichotomy is a dichotomous classification that divides an entity into two classes which then further divides into two classes each and it goes on repetitively. Examples of dichotomy include good and evil, male and female, real and imaginary, war and peace, etc.

## What is binary?

### Definition:

Binary is the state of existing as one of two mutually exclusive events. In arithmetic or computing, binary refers to calculations using the two-number system consisting of 0 and 1.

### Features of binary classification:

Binary data is nominal which means that the data is qualitatively distinct and cannot be compared to each other, for example, class A is different from class B.

### Examples:

Binary classification divides the elements of a set into two classes. It is used in many settings. Medical testing uses binary classification to divide patients into two groups: one with disease and one with no disease. Similarly, in quality control, binary classification is used to assess if standards are met or not. Other examples of binary data include categorical answers such as success or failure, yes or no, true or false, and present or absent.

## Difference between dichotomy and binary

### Definition:

Dichotomy is the separation of an idea or observation into two parts. Carrying out a dichotomy means drawing a succinct distinction between two things.  Binary is the state of existing as one of two mutually exclusive events.

### Features:

The two parts of a dichotomy have features that are distinct for them. The two parts or variables are jointly exhaustive and mutually exclusive. Binary data is nominal which means that the data is qualitatively distinct and cannot be compared to each other, for example, class A is different from class B.

### Examples:

A type of dichotomy is a dichotomous classification that divides an entity into two classes which then further divides into two classes each and it goes on repetitively. Examples of dichotomy include good and evil, male and female, real and imaginary, war and peace, etc. Binary classification divides the elements of a set into two classes. Medical testing uses binary classification to divide patients into two groups: one with disease and one with no disease. Similarly, in quality control, binary classification is used to assess if standards are met or not. Other examples of binary data include categorical answers such as success or failure, yes or no, true or false, and present or absent.

## FAQs:

### What is the difference between a binary and a dichotomy?

Dichotomy is the segregation of an idea or observation into two parts. Binary is the state of existing as one of two mutually exclusive events.

### What is an example of a dichotomy?

Good and evil, heaven and hell, male and female.

### Are dichotomy and difference the same?

Dichotomy is the segregation of an idea or observation into two parts. Carrying out a dichotomy means drawing a succinct distinction between two things. The difference is the trait of being different.

### What is an example of a dichotomous relationship?

The relationship between science and mysticism is an example of a dichotomous relationship.

### What is a dichotomy in gender?

The classification of male and female.

### What does dichotomy mean?

Dichotomy is the segregation of an idea or observation into two parts.

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## References :

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[1]Jay, Nancy. "Gender and dichotomy." Feminist studies 7.1 (1981): 38-56.

[2]Baronett, Stan. Journey into philosophy: An introduction with classic and contemporary readings. Taylor & Francis, 2016.

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