HyperDic: contrast

English > 7 senses of the word contrast:
NOUNrelationcontrast, direct contrastthe opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared
actcontrastthe act of distinguishing by comparing differences
cognitioncontrast, line, dividing line, demarcationa conceptual separation or distinction
cognitioncontrastthe perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors
attributecontrastthe 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)
VERBcognitioncontrastput in opposition to show / show or emphasize differences
stativecontrast, counterpointto show / show differences when compared
contrast > pronunciation
Soundskaa'ntraest; kahntrae'st
Rhymesaghast ... vast: 42 rhymes with aest...
English > contrast: 7 senses > noun 1, relation
MeaningThe opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared.
Example"in contrast to", "by contrast"
Synonymdirect contrast
Broaderopposition, oppositenessThe relation between opposed entities
Spanishcontraste
Catalancontrast
Verbscontrastput in opposition to show / show or emphasize differences
contrastto show / show differences when compared
English > contrast: 7 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of distinguishing by comparing differences.
Broadercomparison, comparingThe act of examining resemblances
Spanishcontraste
Catalancontrast
Verbscontrastput in opposition to show / show or emphasize differences
contrastto show / show differences when compared
English > contrast: 7 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA conceptual separation or distinction.
Synonymsline, dividing line, demarcation
NarrowerRubicon, point of no returnA line that when crossed permits of no return and typically results in irrevocable commitment
Broaderdifferentiation, distinctionA discrimination between things as different and distinct / distinct
Spanishcontraste, demarcación, línea divisoria, línea
Catalanlínia divisòria
Verbscontrastput in opposition to show / show or emphasize differences
contrastto show / show differences when compared
English > contrast: 7 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningThe perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors.
Broadervisual perception, beholding, seeingperception by means of the eyes
Spanishcontraste
Catalancontrast
English > contrast: 7 senses > noun 5, attribute
MeaningThe 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).
Categoryphotography, picture takingThe act of taking and printing photographs
Broaderscope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambitAn area in which something acts or operates or has power or control
Adjectivescontrastyhaving sharp differences between black and white
English > contrast: 7 senses > verb 1, cognition
Meaningput in opposition to show / show or emphasize differences.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The middle school teacher contrasted her best student's work with that of her weakest student"
Broaderdistinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apartmark as different
Spanishcontraponer, contrastar
Catalancontrastar
Nounscontrastthe act of distinguishing by comparing differences
contrasta conceptual separation or distinction
contrastthe opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared
English > contrast: 7 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningTo show / show differences when compared; be different.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities"
Synonymcounterpoint
NarrowerconflictBe in conflict
foilenhance by contrast
oppose, counterbalanceContrast with equal weight or force
BroaderdifferBe different
Spanishcontraponer, contrastar
Catalancontrastar, estar en desacord, fer front
Adjectivescontrastiveof words so related that one contrasts with the other
contrastivestrikingly different
Nounscontrastthe act of distinguishing by comparing differences
contrasta conceptual separation or distinction
contrastthe opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared

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