contrastive definition

  • adjective:
    • Containing or creating a contrast; contrasting.
    • Linguistics with the capacity of identifying definition; becoming in resistance: a phonological function which contrastive in one single language yet not in another.
    • Linguistics with respect to the study of structural contrasts: contrastive evaluation.
    • contrasting
    • strikingly different; tending to contrast
    • syntactically setting up a relation of comparison between sentences or components of a sentence
    • of words so associated that certain contrasts aided by the various other
  • others:
    • of this nature of or as a result of comparison; because comparison.

Related Sources

  • Sentence for "contrastive"
    • Perhaps example number 10 could be…
    • View More
  • Equivalent for "contrastive"
  • Form for "contrastive"
  • Same Context for "contrastive"
114 votes

How would you define contrastive?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!