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  • n  the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared
    in contrast to", "by contrast
  • n  the act of distinguishing by comparing differences
  • n  a conceptual separation or distinction
  • n  the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors
  • n  the range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness)
  • v  put in opposition to show or emphasize differences
    The middle school teacher contrasted her best student's work with that of her weakest student
  • v  to show differences when compared; be different
    the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities

  • By contrast to what, one might ask.
  • Steve Helber AP The surprising contrast will form the basis of a race sure to be watched closely for its national political implications.
  • The other commonly discussed LCD shortcoming is its contrast, or black level.
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  • Where Have Apple's 'Loon-y' Ideas Gone?
    (Credit: dgym, DeviantArt) With Apple wrapping up its developer conference this week, the contrast between the once-great innovator that brought the world into the smartphone and tablet era and current Silicon Valley revolutionary Google couldn't have been more stark. On the one hand, you had Apple fans and critics debating whether
    June 16, 2013 - Forbes
  • Contrast on PS4: Is There Truth in the Shadows?
    You want to know more about Contrast, and I want to shed light on a few topics of my own. Did you know that Contrast, in its initial concept, was set in a cyberpunk virtual world? We thought that related well with the Film Noir and Burlesque eras, too. Have you heard tell of the international slumber party work week before Compulsion found an office? When we started working on the game, the team ...
    June 12, 2013 - PlayStation Blog
  • Titanfall's contrast between agility and agitation
    There is a stark contrast between pilots and titans in Titanfall , the new multiplayer-centric shooter from Respawn Entertainment. As a footsoldier, players are mice - hard to hit and scurrying from one crumbled hovel to the next. The titans stand tall, lumbering death dealers in a constant sense of agitation, ever at the ready and percolating with malevolent intent. It makes for a very ...
    June 12, 2013 - Joystiq

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