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Distinction

Distinction

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noun


(1)   A distinguishing difference
"He learned the distinction between gold and lead"
(2)   A distinguishing quality
"It has the distinction of being the cheapest restaurant in town"
(3)   A discrimination between things as different and distinct
"It is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation"
(4)   High status importance owing to marked superiority
"A scholar of great eminence"
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Etymology


From distinction, from distinctionem, from distinguere ‘distinguish’.

Noun



  1. That which distinguishes; a single occurrence of a determining factor.
  2. The state of being distinguishable.
      1. A feature that causes someone or something to stand out as being better; being distinguished.

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