What is the meaning of distinction?

noun

  • A discrimination between things as different and distinct.
    • usage: "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation"
  • High status importance owing to marked superiority.
    • usage: "a scholar of great eminence"
  • A distinguishing quality.
    • usage: "it has the distinction of being the cheapest restaurant in town"
  • A distinguishing difference.
    • usage: "he learned the distinction between gold and lead"
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APAWordNet. (2010). distinction. Retrieved February 17, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/distinction/definitions/1210340
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HarvardWordNet 2010, distinction, Smart Define, viewed 17 February, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/distinction/definitions/1210340>.
MLAWordNet. "distinction" 23 October 2010. Web. 17 February 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/distinction/definitions/1210340>
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