Dictionary Results for contrast


1. contrast - noun

· the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared; "in contrast to"; "by contrast"

Synonym(s): direct_contrast

Hypernym(s): opposition, oppositeness




2. contrast - noun

· the act of distinguishing by comparing differences

Hypernym(s): comparison, comparing




3. contrast - noun

· a conceptual separation or distinction; "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"

Synonym(s): line, dividing_line, demarcation

Hypernym(s): differentiation, distinction




4. contrast - noun

· the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors

Hypernym(s): visual_perception, beholding, seeing




5. contrast - 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)

Hypernym(s): scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit




6. contrast - verb

· put in opposition to show or emphasize differences; "The middle school teacher contrasted her best student's work with that of her weakest student"

Hypernym(s): distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell_apart




7. contrast - verb

· to show differences when compared; be different; "the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities"

Synonym(s): counterpoint

Hypernym(s): differ





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