Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun contrast

5 senses of contrast

Sense 1
contrast, direct contrast -- (the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared; "in contrast to", "by contrast")
       => opposition, oppositeness -- (the relation between opposed entities)

Sense 2
contrast -- (the act of distinguishing by comparing differences)
       => comparison, comparing -- (the act of examining resemblances; "they made a comparison of noise levels"; "the fractions selected for comparison must require pupils to consider both numerator and denominator")

Sense 3
line, dividing line, demarcation, contrast -- (a conceptual separation or distinction; "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity")
       => differentiation, distinction -- (a discrimination between things as different and distinct; "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation")

Sense 4
contrast -- (the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors)
       => visual perception, beholding, seeing -- (perception by means of the eyes)

Sense 5
contrast -- (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))
       => scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit -- (an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "a piano has a greater range than the human voice"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb contrast

2 senses of contrast

Sense 1
contrast -- (put in opposition to show or emphasize differences; "The middle school teacher contrasted her best student's work with that of her weakest student")
       => distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart -- (mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple")

Sense 2
contrast, counterpoint -- (to show differences when compared; be different; "the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities")
       => differ -- (be different; "These two tests differ in only one respect")

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