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direct contrast


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n direct contrast the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared "in contrast to", "by contrast"
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In literature:

General Beyers, the most dangerous foe the Union had in the rebellion, was a direct contrast to the rude and unlettered De Wet.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
All this was in direct contrast with the English system, which took no account whatever of the Indian tribes.
"Old Quebec" by Sir Gilbert Parker and Claude Glennon Bryan
In contrast, the natives commonly pay little attention to the company's directions and advice, being anxious to make a quick success.
"A Stake in the Land" by Peter Alexander Speek
The fineness of his features is in direct contrast to some of the other types.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
For it came in direct contrast and opposition to established opinions and old systems.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Thereupon President had, as a direct contrast to these, developed his programme.
"My Three Years in America" by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
In these respects, as well as in every other, he formed a direct contrast to Milton.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
Now in contrast Peachy's own disposition was direct and simple.
"The Loves of Ambrose" by Margaret Vandercook
It was contrast, doubtless, that swayed Tom's judgment in the very direction he had decided was prohibited.
"The Wave" by Algernon Blackwood
Without the contrast of imperfection we could not directly appreciate perfection.
"The Scientific Basis of National Progress" by George Gore
The ground here, shielded from the direct rays of the sun, felt almost cool by contrast.
"Sense of Obligation" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
This indifference was in direct contrast with his former feverish irritability.
"The Alpine Fay" by Elisabeth Buerstenbinder (AKA E. Werner)
All of this is bound up with the contrast between directly sexual tendencies and those which are inhibited in their aims.
"Group Psychology and The Analysis of The Ego" by Sigmund Freud
Since the difference is one of direction of interest, the contrast is one of emphasis, not of cleavage.
"How We Think" by John Dewey
In direct contrast to this sombre scene is the west shore of the lake, which is girt with timber, chiefly natural.
"Climbing in The British Isles, Vol. II" by W. P. Haskett Smith
It is curious to contrast his stage directions with those of a practical playwright like Shakespeare.
"Oscar Wilde" by Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
It has been often said that the dramas of Alfieri contrast directly with his character.
"Life Without and Life Within" by Margaret Fuller
Contrast this with the magnetic field of a constant direct current.
"Physics" by Willis Eugene Tower
It is as the genius of strife and nomadic war that he more directly stands in contrast with his 'supplanter.
"Demonology and Devil-lore" by Moncure Daniel Conway
Would the story have gained if Stanislaus were presented in direct contrast to the other blind children?
"Atlantic Narratives" by Mary Antin

In news:

The contrast will be in the direction of the breeze.
IMP recently released its new Hummingbird 6.5 LCD monitor, a product that provides unsurpassed contrast and color performance in direct sunlight.
The administration's restrained response contrasts with the warnings of military action against Iran and Syria for actions far less imminently threatening to the United States, but directly threatening Israel, an important ally.
Then, in New York, each writer would direct the other's play, revealing contrasts and common threads.
Yesterday Amazon and Apple reported earnings at the same time, which made it even easier to contrast these two outstanding companies, especially now that they compete directly.
The inaugural production of The Pershing Square Signature Center, a revival of Athol Fugard's Blood Knot directed by the 79-year-old playwright, is in compelling contrast to the complex itself.
Using six-strand embroidery thread that contrasts with the color of your gloves, sew directly over the chalk letters with a basic stem stitch, making sure to sew through the top layer only.

In science:

The flow starts directly from the microscopic model, thus including nonuniversal effects on higher energy scales from the outset, in contrast to effective field theories capturing only the asymptotic behavior.
Charge transport through single molecules, quantum dots, and quantum wires
By contrast, Rauscher & Menou (2010) find flows in both directions throughout the active layer s of the atmosphere.
Atmospheric circulation of tidally locked exoplanets: a suite of benchmark tests for dynamical solvers
This is in direct contrast to the behavior of, say, the inviscid Burgers equation where once a shock has been established, the loss of mass (called energy in the relevant literature) is not instantaneous but persists in time and in fact it follows a power law .
Numerical computation of solutions of the critical nonlinear Schrodinger equation after the singularity
In contrast to τ and ˜τ, we could also study the variability in the q -space density directly in terms of the ODF.
Nonparametric tests of structure for high angular resolution diffusion imaging in Q-space
In contrast, the effective temperature is defined in terms of fluctuations and responses, it can be measured directly, and plays a rˆole that is closer to the thermodynamical one (although in not all possible out of equilibrium systems but in a class yet to be defined precisely).
The effective temperature
In contrast, the Hessian-free algorithms proposed here make computation of such directions straightforward when the SOSC fails.
Hessian-Free Methods for Checking the Second-Order Sufficient Conditions in Equality-Constrained Optimization and Equilibrium Problems
In contrast, our proof (see Appendix A) is based on a standard argument for U-statistics (the Hoeffding decomposition) that directly returns an expression of Σ in terms of covariances, for which usual estimators, such as ˆΣn, may be used.
Homogeneity and change-point detection tests for multivariate data using rank statistics
Extrinsic parameters such as sky position, distance, orbital inclination angle, arrival time and initial phase of the wave, in contrast, depend on the source location relative to the observer, and do not directly enter the GW source modeling process.
Numerical simulations of black-hole binaries and gravitational wave emission
We can reduce this complexity In contrast, the explicit O(n3 ) representation gives direct to O(log n) using persistent search trees . access to the permutations.
Max-Throughput for (Conservative) k-of-n Testing
In contrast with traditional method of directed graph, the matrix way has the advantage of computability.
The matrices of argumentation frameworks
Figure 2: Intensity modulation and resulting contrast for the direct beam wavelength spectrum for two different MIEZE frequencies, ∆ f = 23 kHz and ∆ f = 50 kHz.
Tests of Modulated Intensity Small Angle Scattering in time of flight mode
Figure 3: Contrast as a function of wavelength in the direct beam for various output voltages applied at the RF generator.
Tests of Modulated Intensity Small Angle Scattering in time of flight mode
To elucidate the effect of RF current ramping, figure 3 shows the contrast as a function of wavelength in the direct beam for various output voltages in the RF generators.
Tests of Modulated Intensity Small Angle Scattering in time of flight mode
In contrast to fragment event rules, this rules constructs all events between est art and eend directly on the main sequence rather than on a branch.
Sequence Diagram Test Case Specification and Virtual Integration Analysis using Timed-Arc Petri Nets
In contrast to inclusive jet and W, Z production, there are processes such as b quark and direct photon production, where the theoretical uncertainties are large even at NLO.
QCD Tests in Proton-Antiproton Collisions