contrastively

contrastive

[kuhn-tras-tiv]
adjective
1.
tending to contrast; contrasting. contrastive colors.
2.
studying or exhibiting the congruences and differences between two languages or dialects without reference to their origins: contrastive linguistics.

Origin:
1810–20; contrast + -ive

contrastively, adverb
uncontrastive, adjective
uncontrastively, adverb
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contrast
 
vb
1.  (often foll by with) to distinguish or be distinguished by comparison of unlike or opposite qualities
 
n
2.  distinction or emphasis of difference by comparison of opposite or dissimilar things, qualities, etc (esp in the phrases by contrast, in contrast toorwith)
3.  a person or thing showing notable differences when compared with another
4.  (in painting) the effect of the juxtaposition of different colours, tones, etc
5.  a.  (of a photographic emulsion) the degree of density measured against exposure used
 b.  the extent to which adjacent areas of an optical image, esp on a television screen or in a photographic negative or print, differ in brightness
6.  psychol the phenomenon that when two different but related stimuli are presented close together in space and/or time they are perceived as being more different than they really are
 
[C16: (n): via French from Italian, from contrastare (vb), from Latin contra- against + stare to stand]
 
con'trastable
 
adj
 
con'trastably
 
adv
 
con'trasting
 
adj
 
con'trastive
 
adj
 
con'trastively
 
adv

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