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    contrast - Dictionary definition and meaning for word contrast

    (noun) the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared
    Synonyms : direct contrast
    Example Sentence
    • in contrast to
    • by contrast
    (noun) the act of distinguishing by comparing differences Definition
    (noun) a conceptual separation or distinction
    Synonyms : demarcation , dividing line , line
    Example Sentence
    • there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity
    (noun) the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors Definition
    (noun) the range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness) Definition
    (verb) put in opposition to show or emphasize differences
    Example Sentence
    • The middle school teacher contrasted her best student's work with that of her weakest student
    (verb) to show differences when compared; be different
    Synonyms : counterpoint
    Example Sentence
    • the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities
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