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English definition of “distinction”

distinction

noun [C, U]     /dɪˈstɪŋkʃən/
DIFFERENCE B2 a difference between two similar things: the distinction between spoken and written language Different 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
(Definition of distinction noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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