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[ˈkɒntrɑːst] noun I
1) [C/U] a noticeable difference between people or things
There is a striking contrast between these two attitudes.[/ex]
In contrast to deserts in the south, the northern part of the state is very green.[/ex]
2) [C] something that is different from something else in a very noticeable way
The little village was a total contrast to Athens.[/ex]
3) [U] the differences in light or colour that you can see in a painting or photograph, or on a television screen
II
verb
contrast [kənˈtrɑːst]
1) [I] if one thing contrasts with another, the two things are very different from each other
2) [T] to compare two things in order to show the ways in which they are different

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