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  Definition of contrast
  1. the act of distinguishing by comparing differences
  2. 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)
  3. the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors
  4. a conceptual separation or demarcation; "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"
  5. the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared; "in contrast to", "by contrast"
  6. put in opposition to show or emphasize differences; "The middle school teacher contrasted her best student''s work with that of her weakest student"
  7. to show differences when compared; be different; "the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities"
Similar Words: line, dividing line, demarcation, direct contrast, counterpoint

 

Hyponyms: Rubicon, point of no return, oppose, counterbalance, conflict, foil

 

Derivational Morphology: counterpoint, demarcate, direct contrast, line, dividing line, demarcation

 

Anagrams: Scranton

 

 
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