contradistinction

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

Definition of contradistinction

:distinction by means of contrast
  • painting in contradistinction to sculpture

contradistinctive

play \ˌkän-trə-di-ˈstiŋ(k)-tiv\ adjective

contradistinctively

adverb

First Known Use of contradistinction

1647


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