Dictionary Results for distinction

1. distinction - noun

· a discrimination between things as different and distinct on the basis of their characteristics or attributes; "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation"

Synonym(s): differentiation

Hypernym(s): discrimination, secernment

2. distinction - noun

· high status importance owing to marked superiority; "a scholar of great eminence"

Synonym(s): eminence, preeminence, note

Hypernym(s): high_status

3. distinction - noun

· a distinguishing difference between similar things or people; "he learned the distinction between gold and lead"

Hypernym(s): difference

4. distinction - noun

· an honor awarded to someone in recognition of achievement or superiority; "she graduated with the highest distinction"

Hypernym(s): award, accolade, honor, honour, laurels

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