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contrast

 
Noun contrast has 5 senses
  1. contrast, direct contrast - the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared; "in contrast to", "by contrast"
    --1 is a kind of opposition, oppositeness
    Derived forms: verb contrast2, verb contrast1
  2. contrast - the act of distinguishing by comparing differences
    --2 is a kind of
    comparison, comparing
    Derived forms: verb contrast2, verb contrast1
  3. line, dividing line, demarcation, contrast - a conceptual separation or demarcation; "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"
    --3 is a kind of differentiation, distinction
    --3 has particulars: Rubicon, point of no return
    Derived forms: verb contrast2, verb contrast1
  4. contrast - the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors
    --4 is a kind of
    visual perception, beholding, seeing
  5. contrast - 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)
    --5 is a kind of
    scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit
Verb contrast has 2 senses
  1. contrast - put in opposition to show or emphasize differences; "The middle school teacher contrasted her best student's work with that of her weakest student"
    --1 is one way to
    distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart
    Derived forms: noun contrast1, noun contrast3, noun contrast2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. contrast, counterpoint - to show differences when compared; be different; "the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities"
    --2 is one way to differ
    Derived forms: noun contrast1, noun contrast3, noun contrast2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
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