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contradistinction


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contradistinction  \Con`tra*dis*tinc"tion\,  n. 
  Distinction  by  contrast. 
 
  That  there  are  such  things  as  sins  of  infirmity  in 
  contradistinction  to  those  of  presumption  is  not  to  be 
  questioned.  --South. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  contradistinction 
  n  :  a  distinction  drawn  on  the  basis  of  contrast;  "sculpture  in 
  contradistinction  to  painting" 




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