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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

Mysteries and thrillers are not the same things, though they are literary siblings. Roughly put, I would say the distinction is that mysteries emphasize motive and psychology whereas thrillers rely more heavily on action and plot.
Jon Meacham

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

Learning, while at school, that the charge for the education of girls was the same as that for boys, and that, when they became teachers, women received only half as much as men for their services, the injustice of this distinction was so apparent.
Lucretia Mott

Art is anything people do with distinction.
Louis Dudek

Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity that was at hand.
Bruce Barton
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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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