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Contradistinctions

kɒntrədɪˈstɪŋ(k)ʃ(ə)n

Meanings of Contradistinctions:

noun

Distinction made by contrasting the different qualities of two things.

Usage examples:

Such a process is known as induction, in contradistinction to the deduction process

Meanings of Contradistinguish:

verb

Distinguish between (two things) by contrasting them.

Usage examples:

We do not know exactly when the common law and statute law began to be contradistinguished

Contraflow

ˈkɒn.trə.fləʊ

Meanings of Contraflow:

noun

A temporary arrangement where traffic on a road is transferred from its usual side to share the other half of the carriageway with traffic moving in the opposite direction.

Usage examples:

A series of contraflow systems to allow resurfacing work to be carried out

Contrail

ˈkɒntreɪl

Meanings of Contrail:

noun

A trail of condensed water from an aircraft or rocket at high altitude, seen as a white streak against the sky; a vapour trail.

Usage examples:

I suggest it might be possible that fast moving jets generating energy and contrails in an electric…

Meanings of Contrails:

noun

A trail of condensed water from an aircraft or rocket at high altitude, seen as a white streak against the sky; a vapour trail.

Usage examples:

I suggest it might be possible that fast moving jets generating energy and contrails in an electric…

Contraindicate

kɒntrəˈɪndɪkeɪt

Meanings of Contraindicate:

verb

(of a condition or circumstance) suggest or indicate that (a particular technique or drug) should not be used in the case in question.

Usage examples:

Surgery may also be contraindicated for more general reasons of increased operative risk

Contraindicated

kɒntrəˈɪndɪkeɪt

Meanings of Contraindicated:

verb

(of a condition or circumstance) suggest or indicate that (a particular technique or drug) should not be used in the case in question.

Usage examples:

Surgery may also be contraindicated for more general reasons of increased operative risk

Contraindicates

kɒntrəˈɪndɪkeɪt

Meanings of Contraindicates:

verb

(of a condition or circumstance) suggest or indicate that (a particular technique or drug) should not be used in the case in question.

Usage examples:

Surgery may also be contraindicated for more general reasons of increased operative risk

Contraindicating

kɒntrəˈɪndɪkeɪt

Meanings of Contraindicating:

verb

(of a condition or circumstance) suggest or indicate that (a particular technique or drug) should not be used in the case in question.

Usage examples:

Surgery may also be contraindicated for more general reasons of increased operative risk

Contraindication

ˌkɒn.trəˌɪn.dɪˈkeɪ.ʃən

Meanings of Contraindication:

noun

A condition or circumstance that suggests or indicates that a particular technique or drug should not be used in the case in question.

Usage examples:

Aspirin is inappropriate for people with known contraindications

Meanings of Contraindications:

noun

A condition or circumstance that suggests or indicates that a particular technique or drug should not be used in the case in question.

Usage examples:

Aspirin is inappropriate for people with known contraindications

Contralateral

ˌkɒntrəˈlat(ə)r(ə)l

Meanings of Contralateral:

adjective

Relating to or denoting the side of the body opposite to that on which a particular structure or condition occurs.

Usage examples:

The symptom develops in the hand contralateral to the lesion

Meanings of Contralti:

Plural of contralto

Contralto

kənˈtræl.təʊ

Meanings of Contralto:

noun

The lowest female singing voice.

Usage examples:

She sang in a high contralto

Contraltos

kənˈtræl.təʊ

Meanings of Contraltos:

noun

The lowest female singing voice.

Usage examples:

She sang in a high contralto

Meanings of Contraposition:

noun

Conversion of a proposition from all a is b to all not-b is not-a.

Usage examples:

By contraposition and the definition of the existential quantifier, the latter axiom is equivalent …

Contrapposto

ˌkɒntrəˈpɒstəʊ

Meanings of Contrapposto:

noun

An asymmetrical arrangement of the human figure in which the line of the arms and shoulders contrasts with, while balancing, those of the hips and legs.

Usage examples:

The figure is artfully foreshortened, engaging in a sweeping contrapposto to provide a virtuoso ‘fr…

Contraption

kənˈtræp.ʃən

Meanings of Contraption:

noun

A machine or device that appears strange or unnecessarily complicated, and often badly made or unsafe.

Usage examples:

Repairing stereos and making contraptions out of spare electronic bits

Meanings of Contraptions:

noun

A machine or device that appears strange or unnecessarily complicated, and often badly made or unsafe.

Usage examples:

Repairing stereos and making contraptions out of spare electronic bits

Contrapuntal

ˌkɒn.trəˈpʌn.təl

Meanings of Contrapuntal:

adjective

Of or in counterpoint.

Usage examples:

Generally, they are more lyrical and less contrapuntal than their german counterparts.

Contraries

ˈkɒntrəri

Meanings of Contraries:

noun

The opposite.

Usage examples:

An act applies only to the united kingdom unless the contrary is expressed
adjective

Opposite in nature, direction, or meaning.

Usage examples:

He ignored contrary advice and agreed on the deal

Contrarieties

ˌkɒntrəˈrʌɪəti

Meanings of Contrarieties:

noun

Contrary opposition.

Usage examples:

Does the sentence express a sort of opposition, either contradiction or contrariety etc.?

Contrariety

ˌkɒntrəˈrʌɪəti

Meanings of Contrariety:

noun

Contrary opposition.

Usage examples:

Does the sentence express a sort of opposition, either contradiction or contrariety etc.?

Meanings of Contrarily:

adverb

In a way that is the opposite of something

Usage examples:

It was the wettest june since 1997 in england and wales. contrarily, the far north of scotland was …

Contrariness

kənˈtreə.ri.nəs

Meanings of Contrariness:

noun

The quality of being someone who intentionally wants to disagree with and annoy other people

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