con·tras·tive | \kən-ˈtra-stiv, ˈkän-ˌtra- \

Definition of contrastive 

: forming or consisting of a contrast

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contrastively adverb

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The group with contrastive analysis not only discovered something about English. The Economist, "JohnsonThe importance of proper and improper English," 2 Nov. 2017

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1841, in the meaning defined above

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