Definition of contradistinction noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

contradistinction

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NAmE//ˌkɑntrədɪˈstɪŋkʃn//
 
 
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Idioms
in contradistinction to something/somebody(formal)
 
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in contrast with something or someone Lionesses, in contradistinction to the females of other animals, are the hunters.
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