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con·trast

 (kən-trăst′, kŏn′trăst′)
v. con·trast·ed, con·trast·ing, con·trasts
v.tr.
To set in opposition in order to show or emphasize differences: an essay that contrasts city and country life; contrasted this computer with inferior models.
v.intr.
1. To show differences when compared: siblings who contrast sharply in interests and abilities; a color that contrasted clearly with the dark background.
2. Linguistics To evince a difference that can distinguish meaning: Voiced and voiceless stops contrast in English but not in Cree.
n. (kŏn′trăst′)
1.
a. The act of contrasting; a setting off of dissimilar entities or objects.
b. The state of being contrasted: red berries standing in vivid contrast against the snow.
2. A difference, especially a strong dissimilarity, between entities or objects compared: the contrast between Northern and Southern speech patterns.
3. One thing that is strikingly dissimilar to another: My new school was a welcome contrast to the one before.
4. The use of opposing elements, such as colors, forms, or lines, in proximity to produce an intensified effect in a work of art.
5. The difference in brightness between the light and dark areas of a picture, such as a photograph or video image.
6. Linguistics A difference between units, especially one that distinguishes meaning.

[French contraster, from Italian contrastare, from Medieval Latin contrāstāre : Latin contrā-, contra- + Latin stāre, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

con·trast′a·ble adj.
con·trast′ing·ly adv.
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Adj.1.contrasting - strikingly different; tending to contrast; "contrasting (or contrastive) colors"
different - unlike in nature or quality or form or degree; "took different approaches to the problem"; "came to a different conclusion"; "different parts of the country"; "on different sides of the issue"; "this meeting was different from the earlier one"
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Translations

contrasting

[kənˈtrɑːstɪŋ] ADJ [opinion] → opuesto; [colour] → que hace contraste
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

contrasting

[kənˈtræstɪŋ] adj
[colours, styles] → contrasté(e)
(= conflicting) [views, personalities] → opposé(e), contrasté(e)
(= very different) [fortunes] → très différent(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

contrasting

adj opinions, lifestyle etcgegensätzlich, kontrastierend (form); colourskontrastierend, Kontrast-
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

contrasting

[kənˈtrɑːstɪŋ] adjcontrastante, di contrasto
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
In the strictest theory there should be an essential connection between them; for instance, they may illustrate different and perhaps contrasting aspects of the general theme.
Two of the most important contrasting tendencies of style in the general sense are Classicism and Romanticism.
Against these far stretches of country rose, in front of the other city edifices, a large red-brick building, with level gray roofs, and rows of short barred windows bespeaking captivity, the whole contrasting greatly by its formalism with the quaint irregularities of the Gothic erections.
Very interesting is viewing contrasting elements in a picture.
Both can detract from seeing the contrasting edges of each stair."
Contrast data mining uses concepts and algorithmic tools to overcome the limitations of simpler approaches to contrasting datasets.