Definition of Contrast. Meaning of Contrast. Synonyms of Contrast

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Definition of Contrast

Contrast
Contrast Con*trast", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Contrasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Contrasting.] [F. contraster, LL. contrastare to resist, withstand, fr. L. contra + stare to stand. See Stand.] To stand in opposition; to exhibit difference, unlikeness, or opposition of qualities. The joints which divide the sandstone contrast finely with the divisional planes which separate the basalt into pillars. --Lyell.
Contrast
Contrast Con*trast", v. t. 1. To set in opposition, or over against, in order to show the differences between, or the comparative excellences and defects of; to compare by difference or contrariety of qualities; as, to contrast the present with the past. 2. (Fine Arts) To give greater effect to, as to a figure or other object, by putting it in some relation of opposition to another figure or object. the figures of the groups must not be all on side . . . but must contrast each other by their several position. --Dryden.

Meaning of Contrast from wikipedia

- Look up contrast in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Contrast may refer to: Contrast (vision), the contradiction in form, colour and light between parts...
- Contrast is the contradiction in luminance or colour that makes an object (or its representation in an image or display) distinguishable. In visual perception...
- contrast agent (or contrast medium) is a substance used to increase the contrast of structures or fluids within the body in medical imaging. Contrast...
- The contrast ratio (CR) is a property of a display system, defined as the ratio of the luminance of the brightest shade (white) to that of the darkest...
- rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols. A contrast effect is the enhancement or diminishment, relative to normal, of perception...
- Phase-contrast microscopy (PCM) is an optical microscopy technique that converts phase shifts in light p****ing through a transparent specimen to brightness...
- tomography (contrast CT), projectional radiography, and fluoroscopy. Radiocontrast agents are typically iodine, or more rarely barium sulfate. The contrast agents...
- MRI contrast agents are contrast agents used to improve the visibility of internal body structures in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The most commonly...
- Iodinated contrast is a form of intravenous radiocontrast agent containing iodine, which enhances the visibility of vascular structures and organs during...
- Contrast CT, or contrast enhanced computed tomography (CECT), is X-ray computed tomography (CT) using radiocontrast. Radiocontrasts for X-ray CT are generally...