Polychotomy

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For other uses, see polytomy.

Polychotomy (päl′i kät′ə mē; plural polychotomies) is a division or separation into many parts or classes which are static and not temporally dependent due to evolution. Polychotomy can be thought of as a generalization of dichotomy, which is a polychotomy of exactly two parts. The term polychotomy can also be considered also a historic misspelling of polytomy.[1]

See also[edit]

Polychotomous key

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weiss, David J. (1995). “Polychtomous or Polytomous?,” Applied Psychological Measurement, Vol. 19, No. 1, p. 4

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