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Definitions of contradistinction

  1. a distinction drawn on the basis of contrast; "sculpture in contradistinction to painting" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Distinction by contrast. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. Contradistinctive. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. Distinction by opposite qualities. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. Distinction by contrary qualities or by contrast. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Contradistinguish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. kon-tra-dis-tingk'shun, n. distinction by contrast.--adj. CONTRADISTINCT'IVE, distinguishing by opposite qualities.--v.t. CONTRADISTIN'GUISH, to mark the difference between two things by contrasting their different qualities. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
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