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  1. contrastive: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. contrastive: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. contrastive: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. contrastive: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. contrastive: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. contrastive: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. contrastive: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. contrastive: Wiktionary [home, info]
  9. contrastive: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  10. contrastive: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  11. contrastive: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  12. Contrastive: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  13. contrastive: Rhymezone [home, info]
  14. contrastive: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  15. contrastive: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  16. contrastive: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  17. contrastive: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  18. contrastive: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. contrastive: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. contrastive: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. contrastive: Medical dictionary [home, info]

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

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