- (uncountable) A difference in lightness, brightness and/or hue between two colours that makes them more or less distinguishable.
- (uncountable) The degree of this difference.
- The red and the orange don't have much contrast between them — I can hardly tell them apart.
- (countable) A difference between two objects, people or concepts.
- Israel is a country of many contrasts.
- (uncountable) A control on a television, etc, that adjusts the amount of contrast in the images being displayed.
Etymology: contraster, from contrastare, to resist, to withstand
- (transitive) To set in opposition in order to show the difference or differences between.
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