Contrasting vs. Contrast

Contrasting vs. Contrast — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Contrasting and Contrast

Contrastingverb

To set in opposition in order to show or emphasize differences

an essay that contrasts city and country life.contrasted this computer with inferior models.

Contrastverb

To set in opposition in order to show or emphasize differences

an essay that contrasts city and country life.contrasted this computer with inferior models.

Contrastingverb

To show differences when compared

siblings who contrast sharply in interests and abilities.a color that contrasted clearly with the dark background.

Contrastverb

To show differences when compared

siblings who contrast sharply in interests and abilities.a color that contrasted clearly with the dark background.

Contrastingverb

(Linguistics) To evince a difference that can distinguish meaning

Voiced and voiceless stops contrast in English but not in Cree.

Contrastverb

(Linguistics) To evince a difference that can distinguish meaning

Voiced and voiceless stops contrast in English but not in Cree.
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Contrastingnoun

The act of contrasting; a setting off of dissimilar entities or objects.

Contrastnoun

The act of contrasting; a setting off of dissimilar entities or objects.

Contrastingnoun

The state of being contrasted

red berries standing in vivid contrast against the snow.

Contrastnoun

The state of being contrasted

red berries standing in vivid contrast against the snow.

Contrastingnoun

A difference, especially a strong dissimilarity, between entities or objects compared

the contrast between Northern and Southern speech patterns.

Contrastnoun

A difference, especially a strong dissimilarity, between entities or objects compared

the contrast between Northern and Southern speech patterns.
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Contrastingnoun

One thing that is strikingly dissimilar to another

My new school was a welcome contrast to the one before.

Contrastnoun

One thing that is strikingly dissimilar to another

My new school was a welcome contrast to the one before.

Contrastingnoun

The use of opposing elements, such as colors, forms, or lines, in proximity to produce an intensified effect in a work of art.

Contrastnoun

The use of opposing elements, such as colors, forms, or lines, in proximity to produce an intensified effect in a work of art.

Contrastingnoun

The difference in brightness between the light and dark areas of a picture, such as a photograph or video image.

Contrastnoun

The difference in brightness between the light and dark areas of a picture, such as a photograph or video image.

Contrastingnoun

(Linguistics) A difference between units, especially one that distinguishes meaning.

Contrastnoun

(Linguistics) A difference between units, especially one that distinguishes meaning.

Contrastingadjective

Set in opposition; markedly different.

George W. Bush and John Kerry had contrasting debating styles.

Contrastnoun

(countable) A difference in lightness, brightness and/or hue between two colours that makes them more or less distinguishable.

Contrastingadjective

strikingly different; tending to contrast;

contrasting (or contrastive) colors

Contrastnoun

(uncountable) The degree of this difference.

The red and the orange don't have much contrast between them — I can hardly tell them apart.

Contrastnoun

(countable) A control on a television, etc, that adjusts the amount of contrast in the images being displayed.

Contrastnoun

(countable) A difference between two objects, people or concepts.

Israel is a country of many contrasts.

Contrastnoun

Antithesis.

Contrastverb

(transitive) To set in opposition in order to show the difference or differences between.

Contrastverb

(intransitive) To form a contrast.

Foreground and background strongly contrast.

Contrastnoun

the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared;

in contrast toby contrast

Contrastnoun

the act of distinguishing by comparing differences

Contrastnoun

a conceptual separation or demarcation;

there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity

Contrastnoun

the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors

Contrastnoun

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)

Contrastverb

put in opposition to show or emphasize differences;

The middle school teacher contrasted her best student's work with that of her weakest student

Contrastverb

to show differences when compared; be different;

the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities