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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

No student ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him: it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.
Charles Kendall Adams

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

We must rediscover the distinction between hope and expectation. - Ivan Illich
We must rediscover the distinction between hope and expectation.
Ivan Illich

I make a distinction between manners and etiquette - manners as the principles, which are eternal and universal, etiquette as the particular rules which are arbitrary and different in different times, different situations, different cultures.
Judith Martin

To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science.
Isaac Newton
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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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