|1.||[ noun ] the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared|
"in contrast to", "by contrast"
|2.||[ noun ] the act of distinguishing by comparing differences|
|3.||[ verb ] put in contrast|
|4.||[ noun ] (psychology) a conceptual separation or demarcation|
|Synonyms:||dividing_line demarcation line|
: "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"
|Related terms:||differentiation Rubicon|
|5.||[ verb ] to show differences when compared; be different|
"the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities"
|Related terms:||differ oppose conflict foil|
|6.||[ noun ] (psychology,color) the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors|
|7.||[ verb ] put in opposition to show or emphasize differences|
"The middle school teacher contrasted her best student's work with that of her weakest student"
|Related terms:||distinguish represent|
|8.||[ noun ] 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)|
|Related terms:||scope photography|