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distinction

noun [C, U]
 
 
/dɪˈstɪŋkʃən/
DIFFERENCE B2 a difference between two similar things: the distinction between spoken and written languageDifferent and difference
QUALITY a quality or fact that makes someone or something special or different: wines of distinction He has the distinction of being the youngest player in the World Cup finals.Different and differenceQuality and standard
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