What does contradistinction mean?

contradistinction in AZ Dictionary

(n) difference by contrasting or opposing characteristics.
(n) Distinction by contrast; the displaying of anything, A, to demonstrate just what B is not.
(n) difference by contrast.

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  • Sentence for "contradistinction"
    • ‚ÄúSadly and directly in contradistinction to…
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  • Hypernym for "contradistinction"
    • distinction, differentiation
  • Etymologically Related for "contradistinction"
    • contradistinguish
  • Form for "contradistinction"
    • contradistinctive, contradistinctively
  • Same Context for "contradistinction"
    • defilade, kickoff, proach, descend, demurrer
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