Definition of "contrasts" []

  • To distinguish or be distinguished by comparison of unlike or opposite qualities (verb)
  • Distinction or emphasis of difference by comparison of opposite or dissimilar things, qualities, etc (esp in the phrases by contrast, in contrast to or with) (noun)
  • A person or thing showing notable differences when compared with another (noun)
  • (in painting) the effect of the juxtaposition of different colours, tones, etc (noun)
  • (of a photographic emulsion) the degree of density measured against exposure used (noun)
  • The extent to which adjacent areas of an optical image, esp on a television screen or in a photographic negative or print, differ in brightness (noun)
  • The phenomenon that when two different but related stimuli are presented close together in space and/or time they are perceived as being more different than they really are (noun)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of contrast. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "contrasts" in a sentence
  • "Obama's lack of a specific plan for the second half of his term contrasts with the blueprint he drew up as he prepared to take office in 2009."
  • "This term contrasts with _domestic_ waters of the United States, and implies, not simply that the waters are public and within the Union, but that they have attached to them some circumstance that brings them within the scope of the sovereignty of the United States as defined by the"
  • "Pearlstein contrasts McConnell with the good Mitch, Mitch Daniels, “a principled but practical conservative who respects the intelligence of voters and would rather get something done than score political points.”"