What does the word contradistinction mean?

Usage examples for contradistinction

  1. His genius, as Morelli rightly pointed out, is essentially lyrical in contradistinction to Titian's, which is essentially dramatic. – Giorgione by Herbert Cook
  2. To his simple intelligence, unvexed by the complexities of life in communities, evil and good stood out in sharp and irreconcilable contradistinction, and the garments were a harrowing symbol. – The Long Lane's Turning by Hallie Erminie Rives
  3. These are in absolute contradistinction to the elegant double shafts of the upper gallery. – Cathedral Cities of Italy by William Wiehe Collins