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contradistinguish

[kon-truh-di-sting-gwish] /ˌkɒn trə dɪˈstɪŋ gwɪʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to distinguish by contrasting opposite qualities.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; contra-1 + distinguish
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British Dictionary definitions for contradistinguished

contradistinguish

/ˌkɒntrədɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ/
verb
1.
(transitive) to differentiate by means of contrasting or opposing qualities
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