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Definition of Distinction

Distinction

  1. A marking off by visible signs; separation into parts; division.
  2. The act of distinguishing or denoting the differences between objects, or the qualities by which one is known from others; exercise of discernment; discrimination.
  3. That which distinguishes one thing from another; distinguishing quality; sharply defined difference; as, the distinction between real and apparent good.
  4. Estimation of difference; regard to differences or distinguishing circumstance.
  5. Conspicuous station; eminence; superiority; honorable estimation; as, a man of distinction.

Distinction Quotations

The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Albert Einstein

I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who, by all laws of logic, should never have made it. At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience.
Audrey Hepburn

The cross of the Legion of Honor has been conferred on me. However, few escape that distinction.
John Lennon

No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse.
Theodore Roosevelt

An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.
Thomas Fuller
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Distinction Translations

distinction in Dutch is onderscheiding
distinction in French is distinction
distinction in German is Unterscheidung {f}, Auszeichnung {f}
distinction in Italian is distinzione
distinction in Latin is ornamentum
distinction in Norwegian is utmerkelse, forskjell

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