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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·trast /kənˈtræst, ˈkɑnˌ/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

 對比 反襯

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·trast v. i. [imp. & p. p. Contrasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Contrasting.]  To stand in opposition; to exhibit difference, unlikeness, or opposition of qualities.
    The joints which divide the sandstone contrast finely with the divisional planes which separate the basalt into pillars.   --Lyell.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·trast, v. t.
 1. 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.
 2. Fine Arts 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.
    the figures of the groups must not be all on side . . . but must contrast each other by their several position.   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·trast n.
 1. The act of contrasting, or the state of being contrasted; comparison by contrariety of qualities.
 place the prospect of the soul
 In sober contrast with reality.   --Wordsworth.
 2. Opposition or dissimilitude of things or qualities; unlikeness, esp. as shown by juxtaposition or comparison.
    The contrasts and resemblances of the seasons.   --Whewell.
 3. Fine Arts The opposition of varied forms, colors, etc., which by such juxtaposition more vividly express each other's peculiarities.   --Fairholt.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared;
           "in contrast to", "by contrast" [syn: direct contrast]
      2: the act of distinguishing by comparing differences
      3: a conceptual separation or demarcation; "there is a narrow
         line between sanity and insanity" [syn: line, dividing
         line, demarcation]
      4: the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different
      5: 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)
      v 1: put in opposition to show or emphasize differences; "The
           middle school teacher contrasted her best student's work
           with that of her weakest student"
      2: to show differences when compared; be different; "the
         students contrast considerably in their artistic
         abilities" [syn: counterpoint]