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Distinction

Dis`tinc´tion
n.1.A marking off by visible signs; separation into parts; division.
The distinction of tragedy into acts was not known.
- Dryden.
2.The act of distinguishing or denoting the differences between objects, or the qualities by which one is known from others; exercise of discernment; discrimination.
3.That which distinguishes one thing from another; distinguishing quality; sharply defined difference; as, the distinction between real and apparent good.
4.Estimation of difference; regard to differences or distinguishing circumstance.
Maids, women, wives, without distinction, fall.
- Dryden.
5.Conspicuous station; eminence; superiority; honorable estimation; as, a man of distinction.
Your country's own means of distinction and defense.
- D. Webster.
Noun1.distinction - a discrimination between things as different and distinct; "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation"
Synonyms: differentiation
2.distinction - high status importance owing to marked superiority; "a scholar of great eminence"
3.distinction - a distinguishing quality; "it has the distinction of being the cheapest restaurant in town"
4.distinction - a distinguishing difference; "he learned the distinction between gold and lead"
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