Complete Definition of "contrast"

English

Etymology
F. contraster, from LL. contrastare, to resist, to withstand

Pronunciation
(noun):
*(RP): /ËkÉntrÉËst/, /<tt>"kQntrA:st</tt>/
*(US): kÅn'trÄst, /ËkÉntræst/, /<tt>"kAntr{st</tt>/
(verb):
*(RP): /kÉnËtrÉËst/, /<tt>[email protected]"trA:st</tt>/
*(US): either kÉntrÄst', /kÉnËtræst/, /<tt>[email protected]"tr{st</tt>/ or as for the noun
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉËst|-ÉËst

Noun
en-noun|s|-

  1. uncountable A difference in lightness, brightness and/or hue between two colours that makes them more or less distinguishable.
  2. uncountable The degree of this difference.

#:The red and the orange don't have much contrast between them &mdash; I can hardly tell them apart.

  1. countable A difference between two objects, people or concepts.

#:Israel is a country of many contrasts.

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

Translations

trans-top|difference that makes colours more or less distinguishable
Finnish: kontrasti
German: Kontrast m
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trans-top|degree of this difference
Finnish: kontrasti
German: Kontrast m
trans-mid
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trans-top|difference between two objects, people or concepts
Finnish: vastakohta, kontrasti
German: Kontrast m
Hebrew: × ×××× (nigud) m
trans-mid
Esperanto: kontrasto
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trans-top|control on a television, etc
Finnish: kontrastinappula
German: Kontrast m
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Verb
en-verb

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

Derived terms
contrasting

Translations

trans-top|set in opposition in order to show the difference or differences between
Finnish: rinnastaa, verrata
German: kontrastieren
Hebrew: ××× ××× (le'hangyd)
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See also
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Revision and Credits for"contrast"
  • 2007-11-19 15:40 - SemperBlotto - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/63.147.134.5|63.147.134.5]] ([[User_talk:63.147.134.5|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:Cynewulf|Cynewulf]]

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