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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
Translations of “distinction”
in Korean 차이…
in Arabic تَمايُز…
in Portuguese distinção…
in Catalan diferència, distinció…
in Japanese 相違…
in Italian distinzione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 區別, 區別,差別,不同…
in Russian различие, известность, почесть…
in Turkish ayrılık, fark, ayrım…
in Chinese (Simplified) 区别, 区别,差别,不同…
in Polish różnica, rozróżnienie, szczególna cecha…
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