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contradistinction

con·tra·dis·tinc·tion

contradistinction

 
pronunciation:
kan tr dih stIngk shn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: distinction by contrast or difference.
living things, in contradistinction to nonliving things
similar words:
contrast
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derivations: contradistinctive (adj.), contradistinctively (adv.)