Definition of contradistinction noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

contradistinction

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noun
BrE BrE//ˌkɒntrədɪˈstɪŋkʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːntrədɪˈstɪŋkʃn//
 
 
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Idioms
in contradistinction to something/somebody
 
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(formal) in contrast with something/somebody Lionesses, in contradistinction to the females of other animals, are the hunters.
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