Definitions of contrastive:
- adjective: of words so related that one contrasts with the other
Example: "`rich' and `hard-up' are contrastive terms"
- adjective: syntactically establishing a relationship of contrast between sentences or elements of a sentence
Example: "Disjunctive conjunctions like `but', `or', or `though' serve a contrastive function"
- adjective: strikingly different; tending to contrast
Example: "Contrasting (or contrastive) colors"
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