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Definition of the noun trichotomy

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noun - plural: trichotomies

  1. being threefold; a classification into three parts or subclasses

Alternative definition of the noun trichotomy


  1. Division or separation into three groups or pieces.
  2. [algebra] the following property of an order relation (e.g., "less than"): for any two elements (of a given algebraic structure) there are exactly three possibilities: either the first element is less than the second one, the second element is less than the first one, or the two elements are equal.


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  1. Trichotomy: In mathematics, the Law of Trichotomy states that every real number is either positive, negative, or zero.
  2. Trichotomy: A trichotomy is a three-way classificatory division. Some philosophers pursued trichotomies.

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Google previewThe Principles of Logic (1869)

For High Schools and Colleges by Aaron Schuyler

A trichotomy is a polytomy of three members. .6. A tetrachotomy is a polytomy of four members. 4. The Principle of Division. The principle of division is that attribute in reference to which the division is made. It is evident that the same class may ...

Google previewTowards a Strategic Management and Decision Technology (2012)

Modern Approaches to Organizational Planning and Positioning by J.W. Sutherland

The TRICHOTOMY, displayable as (Sa; Słł, Sz}, where Słł is a referent whose properties would place it roughly midway between the boundary referents, Sa and Sz. The trichotomy is the natural way to express a dialectical event-side ...

Google previewWomens' Roles and Population Trends in the Third World (2012)

by Richard Anker, Marya Buvinic, Nadia H. Youssef

Although Mueller's trichotomy is an improvement, it is still obviously a great oversimplification; in addition, the categorization of various activities into broad categories such as work, leisure and child-care is extremely difficult where so many ...

Google previewTrusting the Subject? (2003)

The Use of Introspective Evidence in Cognitive Science by Anthony Jack, Andreas Roepstorff

The main alternative position to our trichotomy is that there is a single distinction between conscious and nonconscious, and that what people cannot report is ...

Google previewElementary Number Theory (2016)

Mathematics, Mathematics by CTI Reviews

ln mathematics, trichotomy is the property of an order relation that fc and y, exactly one of the following holds: x < y, x = y, or x>y. ln class ...

Google previewMathematical Ideas (2016)

by CTI Reviews

More generally,trichotomy is the propertyofanorder relation <ona set X that foranyxandy, exactlyone ofthe following holds: , ,or . In mathematical notation,this is(⊕ is 'exclusive or') Assuming thatthe ordering is irreflexive and transitive, this can ...

Google previewIntermediate Algebra-Student Support Edition (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Generally, a Trichotomy is a splitting into three disjoint parts. In mathematics ...

Google previewHomiletic Review (1908)

The Platonic trichotomy is A Uyof, 6 ffvpfy, al ixidvfilai, the reason, the will or courage, and the desire.

Google previewPeople of the Great Ocean (2009)

Aspects of Human Biology of the Early Pacific by Philip Houghton

So, one great and enduring misconception arising out of this old Pacific trichotomy is that it is also some archaic and fundamental biological division in human terms. This cast of thought has bedevilled countless studies of Pacific human ...

Google previewThe Temple Dictionary of the Bible (1910)

by John Ebenezer Honeyman Thomson

trichotomy, there are other traces of this doctrine wh. seem to carry it farther back in history. The Egyptians' sepulture arrangements imply a certain trichotomy. There was the " Ba ," ...

Google previewA dictionary of philosophy in the words of philosophers (1887)

by J. Radford Thomson

The early Christian Church inherited the ancient philosophical Trichotomy, as expounded by Plato. The soul was regarded as the principle of animal life, common to man and the lower orders, and the spirit as added by the divine inbreathing to ...

Google previewCompanion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences (2002)

by Ivor Grattan-Guinness

Thus every infinite sethas the cardinal number of some number class, and the 'trichotomy of cardinals' holds: that is, for any cardinals A and B, ...

Google previewThe Baker Compact Dictionary of Theological Terms (2016)

by Gregg R. Allison

trichotomy, the view that human nature consists of three elements: one material aspect, or body, and two immaterial aspects, soul (intellect, emotions, will) and spirit (which relates to God). Both views reject monism's idea that human nature is ...

Google previewChambers's New Handy Volume American Encyclopaedia (1883)

Being a Reprint Entire of the Last Edinburgh and London Edition of Chambers's Encyclopaedia. A Library of Universal Knowledge for the People. With Very Large Additions Upon Topics of Special Interest to American Readers; and Giving American Statistics of Population Down to the Census of 1880

To meet all such difficulties, a "Trichotomy," or three-fold division of the humau constitution, was assumed, according to which a naturally immortal and rational element was supposed to make part of man, besides the animal soul (always ...

Google previewA Hand-book, Or, Concise Dictionary of Terms Used in the Arts and Sciences (1825)

by Walter Hamilton (M.R.A.S.)

TRIchotoMY. . In Anatomy, &c., division into three parts. TRICHostom UM (Seiz, hair, and saga, the mouth.) FringeMoss. In Botany, the name of a genus of plants. TRICHURIs. In Natural History, the name of a genus of intestinal worms, named ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Psychology (1999)

by Raymond J. Corsini

trichotomy Separating any thing imo ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences (1898)

Including the Pronunciation, Accentuation, Derivation, and Definition of the Terms Used in Medicine, Anatomy, Surgery ... by George Milbry Gould

TRICHOGYNE 1542 TRICHOTOMY Trichogyne (trik/-o jin) [6p15, hair; Yvvi, a female]. In biology, the simplest form of female organ in certain Algae ( Porphyraceae and Memalicae) before fertilization. It consists of a single cell with a lateral ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopedia: A dictionary of universal knowledge for the people (1874)

Without going kick upon obscure traditions regarding the belief* of the early peoples, Plato's views may be cited aa amounting to a Trichotomy, and in Aristotle there is the distinct mention of a noetic principle in man by the aide of the animal ...

Google previewA Religious Encyclopaedia: Or Dictionary of Biblical, Historical, Doctrinal, and Practical Theology (1891)

Based on the Real-Encyklopädie of Herzog, Plitt, and Hauck by Philip Schaff, Samuel Macauley Jackson, David Schley Schaff

trichotomy. On the contrary, as, for instance, the Platonic. The biblical trichotomy, as we find it in 1 'l'hess. v. 23, Heb. iv. 12, and which there rests upon the knowledge of sin and the experience of ...

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Video shows what trichotomy means. Division or separation into three groups or pieces.. the following property of an order relation (e.g., "less than"): for any two ...

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