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Distinction meaning

distinction - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. A marking off by visible signs; separation into parts; division.
  2. 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. 3. That which distinguishes one thing from another; distinguishing quality; sharply defined difference; as, the distinction between real and apparent good.
  4. 4. Estimation of difference; regard to differences or distinguishing circumstance.
  5. 5. Conspicuous station; eminence; superiority; honorable estimation; as, a man of distinction.

distinction - examples of usage

  1. He got no cross or distinction whatever. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  2. 6721. What is your reason for making that distinction? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. I think it is necessary to make a distinction with regard to the long accounts, because what I suppose is called the winter fishing is paid for immediately on the fish being landed. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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