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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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