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contrastive

[kuh n-tras-tiv] /kənˈtræs tɪv/
adjective
1.
tending to contrast; contrasting. contrastive colors.
2.
studying or exhibiting the congruences and differences between two languages or dialects without reference to their origins:
contrastive linguistics.
Origin of contrastive
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; contrast + -ive
Related forms
contrastively, adverb
uncontrastive, adjective
uncontrastively, adverb
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