[ kuhn-tras-tiv ]
/ kənˈtræs tɪv /
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tending to contrast; contrasting. contrastive colors.
studying or exhibiting the congruences and differences between two languages or dialects without reference to their origins: contrastive linguistics.
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How to use contrastive in a sentence
These parallels become especially impressive when they are seen contrastively from a wide phonetic perspective.Language|Edward Sapir