What does Contrast mean?

Definitions for Contrast
kənˈtræst, ˈkɒn træst; ˈkɒn træstCon·trast

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contrast, direct contrast(noun)

    the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared

    "in contrast to", "by contrast"

  2. contrast(noun)

    the act of distinguishing by comparing differences

  3. line, dividing line, demarcation, contrast(noun)

    a conceptual separation or distinction

    "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"

  4. contrast(noun)

    the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors

  5. contrast(verb)

    the range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness)

  6. contrast(verb)

    put in opposition to show or emphasize differences

    "The middle school teacher contrasted her best student's work with that of her weakest student"

  7. contrast, counterpoint(verb)

    to show differences when compared; be different

    "the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities"

Wiktionary

  1. contrast(Noun)

    A difference in lightness, brightness and/or hue between two colours that makes them more or less distinguishable.

  2. contrast(Noun)

    The degree of this difference.

    The red and the orange don't have much contrast between them uE000151142uE001 I can hardly tell them apart.

  3. contrast(Noun)

    A difference between two objects, people or concepts.

    Israel is a country of many contrasts.

  4. contrast(Noun)

    A control on a television, etc, that adjusts the amount of contrast in the images being displayed.

  5. contrast(Noun)

    Antithesis.

  6. contrast(Verb)

    To set in opposition in order to show the difference or differences between.

  7. contrast(Verb)

    To form a contrast.

    Foreground and background strongly contrast.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contrast(verb)

    to stand in opposition; to exhibit difference, unlikeness, or opposition of qualities

    Etymology: [F. contraster, LL. contrastare to resist, withstand, fr. L. contra + stare to stand. See Stand.]

  2. Contrast(verb)

    to set in opposition, or over against, in order to show the differences between, or the comparative excellences and defects of; to compare by difference or contrariety of qualities; as, to contrast the present with the past

    Etymology: [F. contraster, LL. contrastare to resist, withstand, fr. L. contra + stare to stand. See Stand.]

  3. Contrast(verb)

    to give greater effect to, as to a figure or other object, by putting it in some relation of opposition to another figure or object

    Etymology: [F. contraster, LL. contrastare to resist, withstand, fr. L. contra + stare to stand. See Stand.]

  4. Contrast(noun)

    the act of contrasting, or the state of being contrasted; comparison by contrariety of qualities

    Etymology: [F. contraster, LL. contrastare to resist, withstand, fr. L. contra + stare to stand. See Stand.]

  5. Contrast(noun)

    opposition or dissimilitude of things or qualities; unlikeness, esp. as shown by juxtaposition or comparison

    Etymology: [F. contraster, LL. contrastare to resist, withstand, fr. L. contra + stare to stand. See Stand.]

  6. Contrast(noun)

    the opposition of varied forms, colors, etc., which by such juxtaposition more vividly express each other's peculiarities

    Etymology: [F. contraster, LL. contrastare to resist, withstand, fr. L. contra + stare to stand. See Stand.]

Freebase

  1. Contrast

    Contrast is the difference in luminance and/or color that makes an object distinguishable. In visual perception of the real world, contrast is determined by the difference in the color and brightness of the object and other objects within the same field of view. Because the human visual system is more sensitive to contrast than absolute luminance, we can perceive the world similarly regardless of the huge changes in illumination over the day or from place to place. The maximum contrast of an image is the contrast ratio or dynamic range. Contrast is also the difference between the color or shading of the printed material on a document and the background on which it is printed, for example in optical character recognition.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Contrast

    kon-trast′, v.i. to stand in opposition to.—v.t. to set in opposition, in order to show superiority or give effect.—n. Con′trast, opposition or unlikeness in things compared: exhibition of differences.—adj. Contrast′ive. [Fr. contraster—L. contra, opposite to, stāre, to stand.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Contrast' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1622

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Contrast' in Nouns Frequency: #719

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Contrast' in Verbs Frequency: #874

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How to say Contrast in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Contrast in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Contrast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Contrast in a Sentence

  1. Defense Secretary James Mattis:

    China's policy in the South China Sea stands in stark contrast to the openness of our strategy, what our strategy promotes, it calls into question China's broader goals. China's militarization of artificial features in the South China Sea includes the deployment of anti-ship missiles, surface-to-air missiles, electronic jammers, and more recently, the landing of bomber aircraft at Woody Island.

  2. Janet Harrington:

    But she seemed smart, sincere, and such a wonderful contrast to all those Republican clowns.

  3. Anthony Hayes:

    There is an extreme disparity when it comes to treating HIV and AIDS, it's critical, when we talk about ending the epidemic, to not just to talk about the science. These are people who are incredibly vulnerable as it relates to all aspects of society. In contrast, more affluent HIV positive people — specifically gay white men — are able to access care, they have jobs, they have homes, they have access to life's basic necessities that many do not.

  4. Doug Stafford:

    The idea is not to go after Trump but rather to show the contrast between the two, a lifelong Democrat who is for bailouts, corporate welfare and buying influence vs. a reformer who wants to defeat the Washington machine, not buy it.

  5. Mark McCarthy:

    Looking back further into the UK's weather reveals a very interesting timeline with the top ten warmest years at the most recent end, since 2002, notably, 1892 is the coldest year in the series, when the average temperature was just over seven degrees. By contrast 2014, which was the warmest year in the series, saw an average temperature approaching 10 degrees Celsius.

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Translations for Contrast

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  • контраст, противопоставям, контрастирамBulgarian
  • protiklad, kontrastovatCzech
  • Kontrast, kontrastieren, gegenüberstellenGerman
  • αντιπαραβάλλωGreek
  • kontrasto, kontrastiEsperanto
  • contraste, contrastarSpanish
  • کنتراستPersian
  • kontrastinappula, kontrasti, verrata, rinnastaa, vastakohtaFinnish
  • contrasterFrench
  • ניגוד, הנגידHebrew
  • 대조Korean
  • contrastar, contrastePortuguese
  • contrastRomanian
  • контраст, противопоставлять, противопоставить, контрастироватьRussian
  • kontrast, kontrasteraSwedish
  • வேறுபடுத்திப்Tamil
  • ความคมชัดThai
  • اس کے برعکسUrdu
  • tương phảnVietnamese

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