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contradistinction

noun con·tra·dis·tinc·tion \ˌkän-trə-dis-ˈtiŋ(k)-shən\

Definition of CONTRADISTINCTION

:  distinction by means of contrast <painting in contradistinction to sculpture>
con·tra·dis·tinc·tive \-ˈtiŋ(k)-tiv\ adjective
con·tra·dis·tinc·tive·ly adverb

First Known Use of CONTRADISTINCTION

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