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Definitions of contradistinction

  1. Contradistinguish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. a distinction drawn on the basis of contrast; "sculpture in contradistinction to painting" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Distinction by contrast. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Contradistinctive. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. Distinction by contrary qualities or by contrast. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for contradistinction

  1. We frequently encounter the impression that Beethoven, in contradistinction to the other loftiest tone- poets, is specially the singer of melancholy and sorrow- of the most intense, passionate soul- suffering. – Beethoven: A Memoir (2nd Ed.) by Elliott Graeme
  2. It is called the New Konak, in contradistinction to the old one, the Schwarzburg. – A Son of the Immortals by Louis Tracy
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