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English definition of “distinction”

distinction

noun uk   /dɪˈstɪŋk.ʃən/ us  

distinction noun (DIFFERENCE)

B2 [C or U] a difference between two similar things: There's a clear distinction between the dialects spoken in the two regions. This company makes no distinction between the sexes.Different and difference

distinction noun (HIGH QUALITY)

[U] the quality of being excellent: a writer/scientist/wine of distinctionQuality and standard [C] a mark given to students who produce work of an excellent standardMarks and results

distinction noun (SPECIAL)

C2 [S] the quality of being special or different: She has the distinction of being one of the few people to have an honorary degree conferred on her by the university this year.Exceptional qualities, things and people
(Definition of distinction from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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