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Dictionary definition for: Contrastive

1. (s) of words so related that one contrasts with the other; "rich" and "hard-up" are contrastive terms"

2. (s) strikingly different; tending to contrast; "contrasting (or contrastive) colors"

3. (s) 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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