Meaning of “distinction” - Learner’s Dictionary

distinction

noun [ C, U ] uk us /dɪˈstɪŋkʃən/
DIFFERENCE

B2 a difference between two similar things:

the distinction between spoken and written language
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.

(Definition of “distinction” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)