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Definition of Contrasts
ContrastContrast 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
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 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
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