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Contrastive Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

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

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Contrastive'

  • Contrastive: Contrastive may refer to one of several concepts in linguistics: Contrast (linguistics) Contrastive linguistics Contrastive distribution Contrastive analysis
  • Contrastive linguistics: in intralingual and interlingual contrastive studies, e.g. by 'parallel-text' analysis (Hartmann 1997). Contrastive linguistic studies can also be applied
  • Contrastive rhetoric: 1966, when Kaplan’s original work on contrastive rhetoric appeared, and 1996, when Ulla Connor’s book on contrastive rhetoric reinvigorated interest in
  • Contrastive analysis: about contrastive analysis in second language acquisition. For contrastive analysis in historical linguistics, see comparative linguistics. Contrastive analysis
  • Contrastive focus reduplication: Contrastive focus reduplication (also lexical cloning, the double construction) is a type of syntactic reduplication found in some languages that indicates
  • Contrastive distribution: [p] and [b] are in contrastive distribution, and thus they are phonemes of English. Note that two sounds which are in contrastive distribution in one

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