Definitions of contrast

  1. To stand in contrast or opposition.
  2. To compare in order to show unlikeness; to state the difference between.
  3. To set in opposition, in order to show superiority or give effect.
  4. To place or show in opposition.
  5. To compare in order to show unlikeness.
  6. To be different, as shown by comparison.
  7. To stand against or in opposition to.
  8. To stand in opposition; exhibit opposite qualities.
  9. put in opposition to show or emphasize differences; " The middle school teacher contrasted her best student's work with that of her weakest student"
  10. To stand in opposition; show unlikeness.
  11. To set in opposition different things or qualities, to show more strikingly the superior excellence of one to another.
  12. To oppose different things, qualities, or conditions to each other that, by comparison, the superior excellence of one of them may be seen; to set things in opposition, or side by side, in order that the superiority of one of them may be exhibited in a more striking point of view.
  13. ( photography) 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)
  14. the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors
  15. the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared; " in contrast to", " by contrast"
  16. 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)
  17. To stand in opposition; to exhibit difference, unlikeness, or opposition of qualities.
  18. To set in opposition, or over against, in order to show the differences between, or the comparative excellences and defects of; to compare by difference or contrariety of qualities; as, to contrast the present with the past.
  19. To give greater effect to, as to a figure or other object, by putting it in some relation of opposition to another figure or object.
  20. The act of contrasting, or the state of being contrasted; comparison by contrariety of qualities.
  21. Opposition or dissimilitude of things or qualities; unlikeness, esp. as shown by juxtaposition or comparison.
  22. The opposition of varied forms, colors, etc., which by such juxtaposition more vividly express each other's peculiarities.
  23. Difference of qualities shown by comparison; the thing or quality opposed to another.
  24. Opposition or unlikeness in things compared: exhibition of differences.
  25. Opposition or strong unlikeness; comparison of opposites.
  26. Partial unlikeness between things compared; also, the things thus opposed.
  27. Opposition or dissimilitude of things or qualities, the presentation of opposite things with a view to comparison.
  28. Opposition or difference of qualities made manifest by direct comparison; opposition of outline or colour to increase effect.
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