contradistinction

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EtymologyEdit

contra- + distinction

NounEdit

contradistinction (plural contradistinctions)

  1. The quality of being contradistinctive.
  2. Distinction by contrast; the displaying of something, A, to show what B is not.
    We used hamburgers and soda in contradistinction to healthy food.

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Last modified on 2 April 2014, at 21:14