Contrast

(contrastare, to stand opposed to) Relation, complementary to resemblance, obtaining between qualities. In a continuous qualitative series, the contrast increases as the resemblance diminishes. -- L.W.
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contrast

(from the article `garden and landscape design`) Accent and contrast enliven arrangements that may be so balanced, orderly, and harmonious as to be dull. An accent is an element that differs from ... ...natural tonal order creates a colour discord. An optical shock is therefore produced when orange is juxtaposed with pink (a lighter ton...
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contrast

[n] - the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared 2. [n] - the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors 3. [n] - (photography) the range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness) 4. [n] ...
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Contrast

• (n.) The act of contrasting, or the state of being contrasted; comparison by contrariety of qualities. • (n.) Opposition or dissimilitude of things or qualities; unlikeness, esp. as shown by juxtaposition or comparison. • (v. i.) To stand in opposition; to exhibit difference, unlikeness, or opposition of qualities. • (v. t.) T...
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contrast

noun the act of distinguishing by comparing differences
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Contrast

[literary] In literature, an author uses contrast when he or she describes the difference(s) between two or more entities. For example, in the first four lines of William Shakespeare`s Sonnet 130, Shakespeare contrasts a mistress to the sun, coral, snow, and wire. Contrast is the antonym of simile. In poetic compositions, it is common for p...
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Contrast

[music] In music and musical form, contrast is the difference between parts or different instrument sounds. The three types of contrast are rhythmic contrast, melodic contrast, and harmonic contrast. Procedures of contrast include stratification, juxtaposition, and interpolation. Procedures of connection include gradation, amalgamation, and...
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Contrast

[statistics] In statistics, particularly analysis of variance and linear regression, an orthogonal contrast is a linear combination of two or more factor level means (averages) whose coefficients add up to zero. Non-orthogonal contrasts do not necessarily sum to 0. Contrasts should be constructed `to answer specific research questions`, and...
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Contrast

[video game] Contrast is a puzzle-based platform style video game developed by Compulsion Games for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. On October 31, 2013, the game was confirmed to launch as one of two free titles offered to PlayStation Plus members, along with Resogun. ==Gameplay== The game is set in ...
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Contrast

[vision] Contrast is the difference in luminance and/or color that makes an object (or its representation in an image or display) distinguishable. In visual perception of the real world, contrast is determined by the difference in the color and brightness of the object and other objects within the same field of view. Because the human visua...
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Contrast

Con┬Ětrast' intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Contrasted ; present participle & verbal noun Contrasting .] [ French contraster , Late Latin contrastare to resist, withstand, from Latin contra + stare to...
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Contrast

Con┬Ětrast' transitive verb 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...
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Contrast

Con'trast (kŏn'trȧst) noun [ French contraste : confer Italian contrasto .] 1. 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. Wordswor...
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contrast

1. in the perceptual sense : Assessment of the difference in appearance of two or more parts of a field seen simultaneously or successively (hence : brightness contrast, lightness contrast, colour contrast, simultaneous contrast, successive contrast, etc.) 2. in the physical sense : Quantity intended to correlate with the perceived brightness contr...
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Contrast

A common term used in reference to the video picture dynamic range, i.e., the difference between the darkest and the brightest parts of an image.
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A difference between two linguistic items which can be exploited systematically. The distinction between the two forms arises from the fact that these can occupy one and the same slot in a syntagm, i.e. they alternate paradigmatically, e.g. the different inflectional forms of verbs contrast in both English and German. Forms which contrast are calle...
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contrast

A dye given by mouth or in the vein that will make some organs more visible on an x-ray (radiograph).
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contrast

A dye injected intravenously during X-ray studies, for example CT, to enhance the image of a tumour. In MR studies, the contrast is called gadolinium. The use of contrast may rarely result in some adverse effects: it also increases the cost (but also accuracy in many cases) of the scan. ... (16 Dec 1997) ...
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contrast

A subjective feeling that graphic elements (such as fonts) are different but work together well. This gives a feeling of variety without losing harmony. Within a particular font, contrast also refers to the variety of stroke thicknesses that make up the characters. Helvetica has low contrast and Bodoni has high contrast.
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Contrast

A subjective judgment of the difference in brightness and density between shadow and highlight areas in an image. Contrast is affected by lighting, lens flare, film type, degree of development, enlarger type and quality of printing.
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Contrast

Contrast of musical materials sustains our interest and feeds our love of change
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Contrast

Contrast refers to the difference in maximum and minimum amounts of light in a particular image. Lighting contrasts as well as color contrasts are often requisite imperatives met by the lighting director. Results of contrast are achieved through reflective surfaces such as bounce boards, positioning of luminaries, flags, scrims, butterflies, and ov...
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contrast

contrast There is a marked contrast between a child who is obedient and one who contradicts, or 'speaks against' those in authority, his elders.
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Contrast

Contrast: Short for 'contrast media.' Contrast media are X-ray dyes used to provide contrast, for example, between blood vessels and other tissue.
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