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contradistinction

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

Definition of contradistinction

  1. :  distinction by means of contrast <painting in contradistinction to sculpture>

contradistinctive play \-ˈtiŋ(k)-tiv\ adjective
contradistinctively adverb


1647

First Known Use of contradistinction

1647


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