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Contradistinction meaning

contradistinction - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Distinction by contrast.
  2. 2. Contradistinctive.
  3. 3. Distinction by opposite qualities.

contradistinction - examples of usage

  1. They came back from the railway- station by what was known to them as the long short cut in contradistinction to the short short cut. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  2. Operations, therefore, as a term employed in contradistinction to intelligence activities, refer more especially to the performance of the commander's own force, while intelligence functions are oriented more particularly with respect to the activities of the enemy. - "Sound Military Decision", U.s. Naval War College.
  3. Miss Tredgold, in contradistinction to the rest of the family, was dressed correctly. - "Girls of the Forest", L. T. Meade.
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