[ non-kuhn-tras-tiv ]
/ ˌnɒn kənˈtræs tɪv /
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Linguistics. in complementary distribution; in free variation.
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Origin of noncontrastive
First recorded in 1960–65; non- + contrastive
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