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contrast — as in:  contrast their writing styles

Contrast winter in Panama with winter in Alaska.
point to differences between; or compare to show differences
contrast — as in:  there is a contrast

The contrast in their leadership styles is striking. Olivia motivated people with fear. Isabella motivated them with praise.
a difference — especially a notable difference; or the side-x-side arrangement of things that draws attention to an unmissable difference
contrast — as in:  it is a contrast

College is quite a contrast to high school.
something noticeably different (compared to something else or to other things)
contrast — as in:  sharpen the picture contrast

She increased the video’s contrast by making dark pixels darker and light pixels lighter.
the difference between tones of an image — as in a photo or video — such as the quality of brightness or the intensity of shades or colors
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