Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of CONTRADISTINCTION

Pronunciation:  `kântrudi'stingkshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a distinction drawn on the basis of contrast; "sculpture in contradistinction to painting"
 

CONTRADISTINCTION is a 17 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: differentiation, distinction

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con`tra*dis*tinc"tion\, n.
Distinction by contrast.

      That there are such things as sins of infirmity in
      contradistinction to those of presumption is not to be
      questioned.                              --South.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: antagonism, antipathy, antithesis, clashing, collision, con, conflict, confrontation, contradiction, contraindication, contraposition, contrariety, contrast, counterposition, cross-purposes, demarcation, differentiation, disagreement, discrepancy, distinction, distinctiveness, distinguishment, division, hairsplitting, hostility, inconsistency, inimicalness, microscopic distinction, nice distinction, nuance, oppositeness, opposition, opposure, oppugnance, oppugnancy, perversity, polarity, repugnance, segregation, separation, shade of difference, showdown, subtle distinction, trichoschistism
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY