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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

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

The Charter of the United Nations expresses the noblest aspirations of man: abjuration of force in the settlement of disputes between states; the assurance of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion; the safeguarding of international peace and security.
Haile Selassie

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

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

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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