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contrastive


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  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  contrastive 
  adj  1:  of  words  so  related  that  one  contrasts  with  the  other 
  "`rich'  and  `hard-up'  are  contrastive  terms"  [syn:  {incompatible}] 
  2:  strikingly  different;  tending  to  contrast;  "contrasting  (or 
  contrastive)  colors"  [syn:  {contrasting}] 
  3:  (grammar)  syntactically  establishing  a  relationship  of 
  contrast  between  sentences  or  elements  of  a  sentence; 
  "disjunctive  conjunctions  like  `but',  `or',  or  `though' 
  serve  a  contrastive  function" 




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