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contrast
used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

3 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
contrast their writing styles
Definition
point to differences between; or compare to show differences
  • Norah thought of Sam's bedroom, the riot of colors there, and how tranquil this seemed in contrast, the colors stable, fixed, falling through the air.
    p. 304.2
in contrast = a comparison that shows differences
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2  —1 use as in:
there is a contrast
Definition
a difference — especially a notable difference; or the side-x-side arrangement of things that draws attention to an unmissable difference
  • Doro's hair was pure white now, in striking contrast to her dark eyes, her smooth olive skin.
    p. 159.9
contrast = notable difference
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3  —1 use as in:
sharpen the picture contrast
Definition
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
  • ...a series of photos of a human vein, taken in sequence, in gradations of precisely controlled light, the level of contrast changing subtly with each one.
    p. 152.7
contrast = difference between tones of an image
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