distinction Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"distinction" in American English

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 us   /dɪˈstɪŋk·ʃən/

distinction noun (DIFFERENCE)

[C/U] a ​difference between two ​similar things: [C] The ​commentdrew/made a ​false distinction between ​domestic and ​foreignaffairs, which are really ​closelyrelated. [U] Martin Luther King, Jr. ​clearlyunderstood and ​accepted the distinction between ​preaching and ​scholarlycriticism.

distinction noun (QUALITY)

[U] the ​quality of being ​excellent or ​special in some way: He was a ​scientist of ​great distinction.

distinction noun (HONOR)

[C] honorobtained or given because of ​excellence: Winning a Guggenheim ​fellowshipcarriesgreat distinction.
(Definition of distinction from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"distinction" in British English

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uk   us   /dɪˈstɪŋk.ʃən/

distinction noun (DIFFERENCE)

B2 [C or U] a ​difference between two ​similar things: There's a clear distinction between the ​dialectsspoken in the two ​regions. This ​company makes no distinction between the ​sexes.
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distinction noun (HIGH QUALITY)

[U] the ​quality of being ​excellent: a ​writer/​scientist/​wine of distinction [C] UK a ​mark given to ​students who ​producework of an ​excellentstandard

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 ​honorarydegreeconferred on her by the ​university this ​year.
(Definition of distinction from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “distinction”
in Arabic تَمايُز…
in Korean 차이…
in Portuguese distinção…
in Catalan diferència, distinció…
in Japanese 相違…
in Chinese (Simplified) 区别, 区别,差别,不同…
in Turkish ayrılık, fark, ayrım…
in Russian различие, известность, почесть…
in Chinese (Traditional) 區別, 區別,差別,不同…
in Italian distinzione…
in Polish różnica, rozróżnienie, szczególna cecha…
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