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English definition of “distinction”

distinction

noun [C/U] (DIFFERENCE)   /dɪˈstɪŋk·ʃən/
a difference between two similar things: [C] The comment drew/made a false distinction between domestic and foreign affairs, which are really closely related. [U] Martin Luther King, Jr. clearly understood and accepted the distinction between preaching and scholarly criticism.
(Definition of distinction noun (DIFFERENCE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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