a stress imposed on a word or syllable contrary to its normal accentuation in order to contrast it with an alternative word or syllable or to focus attention on it, as the stress given to the normally unstressed word of in government of the people, by the people, for the people in order to point up the parallel between of, by, and for and to distinguish of from words such as over or against.
noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. a radiopaque substance injected into a part of the body, as the stomach or duodenum, to provide a contrasting background for the tissues in an x-ray or fluoroscopic examination. noun 1. (med) a radiopaque substance, such as barium sulphate, used to increase the contrast of an image in radiography contrast medium n. […]
[verb kuh n-trast, kon-trast; noun kon-trast] /verb kənˈtræst, ˈkɒn træst; noun ˈkɒn træst/ verb (used with object) 1. to compare in order to show unlikeness or differences; note the opposite natures, purposes, etc., of: Contrast the political rights of Romans and Greeks. verb (used without object) 2. to exhibit unlikeness on comparison with something else; […]
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contrast stain n. A dye used to color a portion of a tissue or cell that remained uncolored when the other part was stained by a dye of different color.
[kuh n-tras-tee, kon-tras-] /kənˈtræs ti, ˈkɒn træs-/ adjective, Photography. 1. (of a subject, photograph, or film stock) having or producing a preponderance of dark and light tones with few intermediate shades. /kənˈtrɑːstɪ/ adjective 1. (of a photograph or subject) having sharp gradations in tone, esp between light and dark areas