Con"traxt (?), n. [F. contraste: cf. It. contrasto.]


The act of contrasting, or the state of being contrasted; comparison by contrariety of qualities.

place the prospect of the soul In sober contrast with reality. Wordsworth.


Opposition or dissimilitude of things or qualities; unlikeness, esp. as shown by juxtaposition or comparison.

The contrasts and resemblances of the seasons. Whewell.

3. Fine Arts

The opposition of varied forms, colors, etc., which by such juxtaposition more vividly express each other's pecularities.



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