Definition: Search by selecting between two distinct alternatives (dichotomies) at each step.
Generalization (I am a kind of ...)
Specialization (... is a kind of me.)
Note: Division into multiple alternatives is polychotomy.
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Paul E. Black, "dichotomic search", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 9 June 2016. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/dichotomicSearch.html