Contrast means to compare in order to show differences.(verb)
An example of contrast is to explain the differences between the causes of World War I and World War II.
The definition of contrast is the difference between two objects, people or places.(noun)
An example of contrast is thunder storms on one end of an island and clear, blue skies on the other end.
See contrast in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr contraster < It & VL *contrastare, to withstand < L contra, against + stare, to stand
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verb con·trast·ed, con·trast·ing, con·trasts verb, transitive
Origin: French contraster
Origin: , from Italian contrastare
Origin: , from Medieval Latin contrāstāre
Origin: : Latin contrā-, contra-
Origin: + Latin stāre, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
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