Translation of "distinction" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /dɪˈstɪŋk.ʃən/ us /dɪˈstɪŋk.ʃən/

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. 這兩個地區的方言有著明顯的不同。
This company makes no distinction between the sexes. 這間公司男女平等。

More examples

  • It's sometimes very difficult to draw a clear distinction between the meanings of different words.
  • There is a sharp distinction between crimes which involve injury to people and those that don't.
  • I wasn't convinced by the minister's nice distinction between a lie and an untruth.
  • This film blurs the distinction between reality and fantasy.
  • The distinction between Ms McArthur and her countless imitators is the elegance of her writing.

distinction noun (HIGH QUALITY)

[ U ] the quality of being excellent

a writer/scientist/wine of distinction 一流的作家/科學家/葡萄酒

[ C ] UK a mark given to students who produce work of an excellent standard


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. 今年,只有幾個人被授予了大學榮譽學位,她有幸成爲其中之一。

(Translation of “distinction” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)