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Distinction (IPA: /dɪˈstɪŋkʃən/)


Distinction (n.)

A marking off by visible signs; separation into parts; division.

Distinction (n.)

The act of distinguishing or denoting the differences between objects, or the qualities by which one is known from others; exercise of discernment; discrimination.

Distinction (n.)

That which distinguishes one thing from another; distinguishing quality; sharply defined difference; as, the distinction between real and apparent good.

Distinction (n.)

Estimation of difference; regard to differences or distinguishing circumstance.

Distinction (n.)

Conspicuous station; eminence; superiority; honorable estimation; as, a man of distinction.

Distinction

Social force that assigns different values upon different people within a given society

Distinction

Principle under international humanitarian law governing the legal use of force in an armed conflict, whereby belligerents must distinguish between combatants and civilians

Distinction

Fundamental philosophical abstraction, involves the recognition of difference

Distinction Synonyms

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Distinction Synonyms

Differentiation

Distinction Synonyms

Note, Eminence, Preeminence

Distinction Synonyms

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Distinction Rhymes



Distinction, Extinction


Spanish Translation

Distinction in Spanish is Distinción

Tagalog Translation

Distinction in Tagalog is Pagtatangi

Example Sentence (Quote)

"2 the crucial distinction to be made always involves the question Optimism about what?"" - 22-Mar

Example Sentence (Quote)

"An universal custom is a law, and I know no distinction between lex mercatoria and consuetudo mercaborum." - Trade

Example Sentence (Quote)

"At present there is no distinction among the upper ten thousand of the city." - Society

Example Sentence (Quote)

"I cannot draw a distinction as to what length of time will render a practice legal." - Customs

Example Sentence (Quote)

"I deeply detest social distinction and snobbery, and in that lies my strong aversion to titular honours." - Aversion


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