Definition: Division into many distinct classifications.
See also dichotomic search.
Note: Compare "dichotomy": a division into two distinct, contrasting classes. The term is used in the area of machine learning (artificial intelligence).
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Paul E. Black, "polychotomy", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 24 January 2005. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/polychotomy.html