Contradistinction



[kon-truh-di-stingk-shuh n] /ˌkɒn trə dɪˈstɪŋk ʃən/

noun
1.
distinction by opposition or contrast:
plants and animals in contradistinction to humans.
/ˌkɒntrədɪˈstɪŋkʃən/
noun
1.
a distinction made by contrasting different qualities
n.

1640s, from contra- + distinction.

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    [kon-truh-di-stingk-shuh n] /ˌkɒn trə dɪˈstɪŋk ʃən/ noun 1. distinction by opposition or contrast: plants and animals in contradistinction to humans. /ˌkɒntrədɪˈstɪŋkʃən/ noun 1. a distinction made by contrasting different qualities n. 1640s, from contra- + distinction.

  • Contradistinguish

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