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contrast

  
1   
      n   comparison, contrariety, difference, differentiation, disparity, dissimilarity, distinction, divergence, foil, opposition  
2   
      vb   compare, differ, differentiate, distinguish, oppose, set in opposition, set off  
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contrast

  
     ( contrasts    plural & 3rd person present)   ( contrasting    present participle)   ( contrasted    past tense & past participle  )
The noun is pronounced [PH:k][PH:A][PH:n][PH:t][PH:r][PH:@][PH::][PH:s][PH:t][PH:,] [PH:-][PH:t][PH:r][PH:G][PH:s][PH:t]. The verb is pronounced [PH:k][PH:&][PH:n][PH:t][PH:r][PH:@][PH::][PH:s][PH:t][PH:,] [PH:-][PH:t][PH:r][PH:G][PH:s][PH:t].     
1       n-var   A contrast is a great difference between two or more things which is clear when you compare them.  
oft N between pl-n  
...the contrast between town and country..., The two visitors provided a startling contrast in appearance..., Silk was used with wool for contrast.     
2    You say by contrast or in contrast, or in contrast to something, to show that you are mentioning a very different situation from the one you have just mentioned.  
by contrast/in contrast/in contrast to sth      phrase   PHR with cl  
The private sector, by contrast, has plenty of money to spend..., In contrast, the lives of girls in well-to-do families were often very sheltered..., In contrast to similar services in France and Germany, Intercity rolling stock is very rarely idle.     
3    If one thing is in contrastto another, it is very different from it.  
in contrast      phrase   v-link PHR, usu PHR to n  
His public statements have always been in marked contrast to those of his son...     
4       n-count   If one thing is a contrastto another, it is very different from it.  
oft N to/with n  
The boy's room is a complete contrast to the guest room., ...a country of great contrasts.     
5       verb   If you contrast one thing with another, you point out or consider the differences between those things.  
She contrasted the situation then with the present crisis...      V n with n  
In this section we contrast four possible broad approaches.      V pl-n  
6       v-recip   If one thing contrastswith another, it is very different from it.  
Johnson's easy charm contrasted sharply with the prickliness of his boss...      V with n  
Paint the wall in a contrasting colour.      V-ing, Also pl-n V  
7       n-uncount   Contrast is the degree of difference between the darker and lighter parts of a photograph, television picture, or painting.  

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