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1. Containing or forming a contrast; contrasting.
a. Capable of distinguishing meaning; being in opposition: a phonological feature that is contrastive in one language but not in another.
b. Pertaining to the study of structural contrasts: contrastive analysis.
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1. tending to contrast; contrasting.
2. of or pertaining to the study of the similarities and differences between languages or dialects without reference to their origins: contrastive analysis.
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|Adj.||1.||contrastive - of words so related that one contrasts with the other; "`rich' and `hard-up' are contrastive terms"|
antonymous - of words: having opposite meanings
|2.||contrastive - 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"
|3.||contrastive - syntactically establishing a relation of contrast between sentences or elements of a sentence; "disjunctive conjunctions like `but', `or', or `though' serve a contrastive function"|
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
disjunctive - serving or tending to divide or separate
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contrastive[kənˈtrɑːstɪv] ADJ (Ling) → contrastivo
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contrastive[kənˈtrɑːstɪv] adj → contrastivo/a
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