contrastive


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

con·tras·tive

 (kən-trăs′tĭv)
adj.
1. Containing or forming a contrast; contrasting.
2. Linguistics
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.

con·tras′tive·ly adv.
con·tras′tive·ness n.

con•tras•tive

(kənˈtræs tɪv)

adj.
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.
[1810–20]
con•tras′tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations

contrastive

[kənˈtrɑːstɪv] ADJ (Ling) → contrastivo

contrastive

adjgegenüberstellend; (Ling) → kontrastiv

contrastive

[kənˈtrɑːstɪv] adjcontrastivo/a
References in periodicals archive ?
In the men's singles pre-quarterfinals, Ahmad Waqas, Ahmad Kamil, Sikandar Hayat, Zaryab Pirzada, Mian Bilal, Abbas Malik and Zeeshan Ashraf notched up contrastive victories against their respective rivals.
6) and continues with a discussion of its role in information structure, where it can mark contrastive focus (ch.
LAHORE:PBG/Remounts and Fatima Group notched up contrastive victories in the Lahore Garrison Polo Championship here at Lahore Garrison Polo Club on Wednesday.
LAHORE -- PBG/Remounts and Fatima Group notched up contrastive victories in the Lahore Garrison Polo Championship here at Lahore Garrison Polo Club on Wednesday.
17, 2018, an unusual assortment of Middle Eastern and Japanese scholars met over a conference on "nonviolence as strategy, and nonviolence as future." One oddity or novelty of the discussions came from the convergence of interest in nonviolence from scholars of vastly contrastive interests.
The study found that utilising Assessment for Learning (AFL) techniques and contrastive linguistics provides important information about the literacy development of children and has broader implications for pedagogy.
Among the topics are what phonological typology is, whether phonological typology is possible without (universal) categories, the computational nature of phonological generalizations, contrastive feature hierarchies as a new lens on typology, laryngeal contrasts in second-language phonology, and prosodic typology meets phonological representations.
As relative innocents in a depraved world, Ivan and Ivana provide an unlikely and contrastive viewpoint on the increasingly sordid events they witness or endure.
Contrastive change in weather conditions in Absheron peninsula on June 1 at evening can cause discomfort for weather-sensitive people.
If we talk about yin and yang, the two terms expressing contrastive and correlative categories in Asian philosophy, there are two different perceptions.
4 ranks among the composer's best piano sonatas, the first in which Fiser applied a number of principles that would be characteristic of his following sonatas--a condensed one-movement form, markedly contrastive, many a time relatively succinct sonic areas.