adjective Date: 1841 forming or consisting of a contrastcontrastively adverb

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  • Contrastive — may refer to one of several concepts in linguistics: Contrast (linguistics) Contrastive linguistics Contrastive distribution Contrastive analysis Contrastive rhetoric Contrastive focus reduplication Contrastive stress Contrastive wa; see Japanese …   Wikipedia

  • contrastive — index comparative, different, diverse, peculiar (distinctive), relative (comparative) Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • contrastive — ● contrastif, contrastive adjectif Qui produit un contraste. ● contrastif, contrastive (expressions) adjectif Linguistique contrastive, branche de la linguistique appliquée dont le but est de comparer deux langues de manière rigoureuse et… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • contrastive — adjective 1. of words so related that one contrasts with the other rich and hard up are contrastive terms • Syn: ↑incompatible • Similar to: ↑antonymous • Derivationally related forms: ↑contrast 2. striking …   Useful english dictionary

  • contrastive — contrastively, adv. /keuhn tras tiv/, adj. 1. tending to contrast; contrasting. contrastive colors. 2. studying or exhibiting the congruences and differences between two languages or dialects without reference to their origins: contrastive… …   Universalium

  • contrastive — adj. Contrastive is used with these nouns: ↑linguistics …   Collocations dictionary

  • contrastive — con•tras•tive [[t]kənˈtræs tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) tending to contrast; contrasting 2) ling. of or pertaining to the study of the similarities and differences between languages or dialects without reference to their origins: contrastive analysis[/ex] •… …   From formal English to slang

  • contrastive — contrast ► NOUN 1) the state of being noticeably different from something else when put or considered together. 2) a thing or person noticeably different from another. 3) the degree of difference between tones in a television picture, photograph …   English terms dictionary

  • contrastive — adjective contrasting …   Wiktionary

  • contrastive — adj. opposing, contrasting; (Linguistics) of the study of the similarities and differences between two languages …   English contemporary dictionary

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